UPDATE: Police Identify Twin Two-Year-Olds In Apparent Drowning
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 10:30 a.m.:
Police have identified twin girls that died Tuesday evening after wandering away from their home.
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department say the victims were Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock, age two.
The sheriff’s department says the children were at their home at 5456 Dutch Hollow Road when they went missing around 6:00 p.m. Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputies and Aurora Fire Department firefighters were called to search at about 6:49. A neighbor and firefighter located the girls in an above-ground swimming pool two doors down at 10798 Elm Circle about 2 1/2 hours after the report was made.
Fire and EMS personnel immediately began CPR on Jocelyn and Shaylyn. They were then transported to the emergency room at Dearborn County Hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
Other agencies assisting in Tuesday evening’s search were Dearborn County EMA and Dearborn County Water Rescue, along with a police K9 unit.
The girls’ parents are Brad and Breanna Spurlock. Relatives say the couple had just been married on Saturday.
The twins’ deaths mark the second time this month the family has had to deal with tragedy. Brad Spurlock’s step-father, Richard Hunter, had died in a logging accident in Switzerland County on April 1.
At least two donation pages for the family’s funeral expenses has been set up at https://fundly.com/brea-s-angels?ft_src=fbshare and http://www.gofundme.com/86tul4. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Update posted at 6:10 a.m.:
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department could release more information on the deaths of two young girls at around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, according to dispatchers.
Stay tuned to Eagle 99.3 for the latest on this story.
Original story posted at 4:28 a.m.:
(Aurora, Ind.) – The Aurora community is in mourning after the tragic deaths of a set of young twin girls.
The girls were reported missing from their home on Elm Circle, just of Dutch Hollow Road, at about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department. Following a search of the area, the twins were each found just before 8:30 in a swimming pool located on Dutch Hollow Road.
The girls were each rushed to Dearborn County Hospital, where they would be pronounced dead.
Various reports state that the swimming pool was covered by a tarp. It is unclear if that pool was surrounded by a fence.
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department has not released the names of the victims. Authorities have not said whether charges may be filed as the investigation is ongoing.