Investigation continues in child’s death 6/4/13

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Investigation continues in child’s death

By Rupert Howell

Sardis Police Chief John Deal has called in the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to assist with investigating the death of a two-year-old girl, A-niyah Thomas-Farmer, who was killed last Friday in her grandmother’s driveway in Sardis on Alcorn Street.

According to authorities, the child was run over in the driveway around 3 p.m. Authorities waved away a medical helicopter in lieu of Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge Friday afternoon soon after the incident.

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She is the daughter of Tomeshia Thomas and Mario Farmer.

Although Deal said he believed it was an accident, the investigation continues.