Investigators on-scene after 3 year-old drowns in St. Petersburg pond


Officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department were called at approximately 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2020, for a missing 3 year-old boy. The boy, Malik Brown, was missing from a home near Lakewood Drive S and Alcazar Way S in the Lakewood Estates area.

Officers arrived to the area at approximately 11:32 a.m. During the search, an officer located Malik in a nearby pond in the 1600 block of Alcazar Way S and called for St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. The pond is approximately 1 1/2 blocks from the child’s home. He was located at approximately 11:40 a.m. and was CPR initiated.

Paramedics administered life saving measures and the child was transported to All Children’s hospital. The child was declared deceased at the hospital.

This is early in the investigation, more information if/when provided will be posted here at


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