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Published August 16 2012

Wisconsin girl's death apparent accidental drowning

DANBURY, Wis. — Preliminary autopsy results indicate a 3-year-old Wisconsin girl found dead in a canal near her home died of apparent accidental drowning.

Burnett County medical examiner Mike Maloney says an autopsy was conducted Thursday on the body of Renna Mae Williams.

Maloney says the girl had water in her lungs consistent with normal signs of drowning. He says her body had a couple of little scratches but no trauma or anything suspicious.

Final autopsy results won't be available until four to six weeks when the toxicology report comes back.

Divers found Renna's body Wednesday afternoon in a canal about 25 yards from her home in Danbury.

Hundreds of volunteers and law officers had searched for the girl after she apparently wandered away from her home Tuesday.