INDEPENDENCE, Ore. – Police in Independence on Thursday arrested a man and a woman in connection with the February drowning death of the woman’s 2-year-old daughter.
A Polk County grand jury indicted Codey Campbell, 26, and Rebecca Watkins, 26, on charges of manslaughter, child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.
On Feb. 24, Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call about a 2-year-old girl who was unconscious in a bathtub.
Noelle Watkins died later that evening, police said.
Investigators presented crime lab results, interviews and medical examiner results to a grand jury on Aug. 6. Campbell and Watkins were arrested the next day.