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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating after an infant drowned in south-central Kentucky.

According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, in Allen County, Kentucky.

Allen County is located roughly 24 miles southeast of Bowling Green.

Police say they were contacted by Allen County Social Services and asked to investigate a drowning death of an infant. Officers arrived at the Medical Center in Scottsville, Kentucky, where an 8-month-old child had been pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted at the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville Friday morning.

Kentucky State Police is handing the case as a death investigation.

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