17-year-old boy dies in apparent drowning


Democrat Staff



A 17-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a group home Saturday in Smithton.

According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, Steven Thompson, of Smithton, drowned at his group home located in the 300 block of East Smith Street in Smithton. Preliminary autopsy results indicate died due to drowning, Pettis County Coroner Robert “Skip” Smith said. An official autopsy report will be released pending toxicology results. No foul play is suspected, according to Sheriff’s officials.

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