On Thursday, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a missing eight-year-old autistic girl from the 1000 block of Hampton in the Windmill Farms community, near Forney.  The call came at 12:47 p.m.

The child was located in a nearby pond and transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

“We do not suspect any foul play; it is a tragic accident,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

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