AIKEN — The county coroner says a 3-year-old Aiken boy has drowned in a pool at his aunt’s home.
Aiken County coroner Tim Carlton says Michael Melton Jr. drowned Saturday night. He says family members reported that the child crawled under a fence surrounding the pool.
Carlton says the child was playing outside with other family members at the time.
The initial investigation by Carlton’s office found no evidence of foul play or trauma to the child, who family members say was unable to swim.
The state-mandated autopsy will be performed Monday in Newberry.