13-year-old girl drowns in river on her way to buy coloring book at storeBy Mason White 3:37 AM September 21, 2016
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a young girl was found dead in a river by a firefighter, according to police in Pennsylvania.
Clarion County police said that the body 13-year-old Shevy McGiffin, was found floating in the Clarion River.
The girl’s great aunt, Barbara McGiffin, told police that she doesn’t believe that Shevy ran away from home or committed suicide.
She asked to go to the Dollar General store, which is located five minutes away from her home, to buy a coloring book. She left on Friday evening around 6:45 p.m., but she never returned.
She was reported missing, and police began a massive search operation to locate her. On Saturday afternoon, her body was found in the river.
An autopsy revealed that she died of drowning. Investigators said that it does not appear that Shevy was the victim of a crime.