Body Of Missing 2 Year Old Found In Septic Tank

VIDEO: [UPDATED 8:47 PM] A body of a missing 2 year old girl was found moments ago after a 3 hour search. The child went missing from her home at about 4:30 PM, and prompted a large response from Lakewood Police Detectives as well as the Ocean County K-9 units.

A State Police Helicopter was also used in the search. 

A septic tank near the home was emptied a short time ago, where the body of the child was found. Sources tell TLS the cover of the tank was off.

Misaskim was not called.

An investigation is underway. TLS.


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There are 46 Comments to "Body Of Missing 2 Year Old Found In Septic Tank"

  • Anonymous says:

    Hashem yishmor!

  • Unknown says:

    What how does a person get into a septic tank I thought its buried under ground. Please explain

  • Goldy says:

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  • plumber says:

    There is a cover to clean it out from maybe it was lose or missing also the tank could of had a hole in it

  • to number2 says:

    The opening is on the ground usually just covered by the lawn.

  • to tls says:

    in what neighborhood did this happen?

  • Rachel says:

    A septic tank is buried underground, how did she get into that? Condolences and prayers to the family.

  • ?? says:

    how did they know to look there?

  • dovy says:

    so sad

  • Unknown says:

    To Plumber where is the hole isn’t it buried where u can’t see it

  • Chaim says:

    My heart goes out to the family.

  • Moshe says:

    Our heartfelt condolences.

  • DMG says:

    where was it and what was the girl’s name?

  • time for shomrim to step up says:

    What happened?? Need shomrim in albert area at all times….

  • to tls says:

    it was on e. spurce street

  • to #6: says:

    E. Spruce street, Albert area

  • DMG says:

    where’s albert area?

  • Christine Abrams says:

    I live in Pine Acres between Pine St. and Chestnut. My neighborhood has septic systems. The helicopter was flying over my neighborhood around 7pm. Didn’t know what it was until I saw a News12 update on Facebook. Sometimes the cover is taken off to investigate an overflow and not replaced until the septic people come to drain it. My prayers go out to the family. Very sad.

  • to #17: says:

    Albert is between Pine and Oak near New Hampshire

  • rhonda goldstein says:

    So sad my condolences to the family

  • real60's says:

    condolences and prayers to family and friends

  • ? says:

    Was it at Albert area??? Because I’m watching an helicopter above my house.

  • Yid says:

    Condolences to the family. It must be so hard for them. Nobody should have to experience this.

  • :( says:

    so so sad

  • someone says says:

    so sad sorry to hear about this

  • ? says:

    I just read that lid was left off empty septic tank, how sad!

  • ck says:

    Young children explore places because of their constant curiosity. Maybe they found of a girl because of a foul smell that was detected. Depending on how long the body was there that is.
    Or maybe they had police dogs who sniffed her out. Very sad story. My condolences to the family.

  • In the Know says:

    A loss of life is a terribly tragic, especialy a 2 year old.
    I hope there was no neglegence involved, of a contractor or a land lord.

  • steve D, says:

    Horrible News , So sad …. condolences to the family…

  • Joe says:

    My condolences go out to family sorry to here that

  • A Landlord says:

    This is a horrible tragedy for the Lakewood community!!

    Last summer my septic tank failed and we made the switch to sewer. The hole was left open for a long period of time mainly due to the lack of coordination between the inspection dpt and the plumber.

    Now that I realize what could of happened…I really hope that the inspection dpt will revise their guidelines and give out together with the septic permit application – clear directives for coordinating the process with plumbers.

    We should never hear of such tragedy again and May G-D bless her pure Soul and give strength to the family.

  • Moshke says:

    Condolences to the family. What a tragedy.

  • Lakewood Resident says:

    May she rest in peace. This is a terribly sad story.

  • Hocking says:

    Just saw the Chaverim lights being pulled out of there. May she rest in peace

  • Howell responder says:

    Thank you LPD and Lakewood Chaveirim members who were @ the scene right away and had already set up a command center including it’s new tower 1 light tower and were about to send it’s members to search when the child was found sadly unalive, but chaveirim stayed and helped with it’s extensive knowledge and training in removing the thinks blocking rescue workers from getting into the septic tank, may all volunteers always be safe

  • lkwder says:

    RIP. very sad.

  • wendy says:

    My deepest condolonces to the parents and familes of this little girl lost in this horrible tragedy. I hope people that post on this site remain humane and remember that there was life lost here and they are not a higher power to judge. RIP little angel.

  • Resident says:

    Yesterday was such a beautiful day. As I was playing with my two-year old grandson, I kept thinking how blessed I am to have him. To hear this news breaks my heart. I can’t imagane what this family has to go through now. I couldn’t agree with you more #31. The township needs to do more in their inspections. This shouldn’t have happened.

  • Anon says:

    Heartbreaking and tragic:(. Deep condolences to the family. May the little girl rest in peace.

  • josephusrex says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the child’s family, this is an unimaginable tragedy. Deepest condolences.

  • fellow yid says:

    very sad my heart goes out to the family

  • Chaim says:

    Thank you Chaveirim again
    you guys are a true shining light for us!

  • Josh says:

    Who caused this?

  • Anonymous says:

    I HAVE A SEPTIC AND I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A LITTLE CONCERNED WITH THE SOIL AROUND IT,BUT NOW IM WORRIED SICK ABOUT WHAT IF..having a 2 yr old daughter and a 1 yr old grand daughter this is a little close to home..r.i.p little angel.

  • clifton says:

    a BIG thank you to LKWD CHAVEIRIM members and LPD for assisting in the search and recovery mission. you guys really came in handy.

  • Proud says:


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