Maria Neveah Johnson: Miami detectives investigate death of toddler found in drainage ditch

MIAMI - Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a toddler who was found in a drainage ditch near her mother's home.

The child's body was found hours after she went missing on Saturday in Florida City, Fla.

Police said Maria Neveah Johnson was a week shy of her second birthday.

The Miami Herald reports the toddler was rushed Homestead Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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No arrests have been made.

The Herald reports the child was being watched by the mother's boyfriend when she went missing.

Neighbors joined in a frantic search for the child.

No further details were immediately available.

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