Domonique Smith, 18, drowns in backyard pool while babysitting Schererville, Indiana

Modified Date: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:14am
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015

Woman dies after pool incident at Family Christian Center pastor's home

Authorities were called to the home at 1421 Wilderness Drive in the gated Briar Ridge subdivision about 3 p.m. Friday, records show.

NW Indiana woman drowns in pool while babysitting

She was found Friday afternoon in a pool at the home of Steve Munsey, the pastor of the Family Christian Center in Munster.

UPDATE: Munsey family 'saddened' by tragedy, extends prayers for family

"The entire Munsey family and the members of the Family Christian Center church are saddened by this tragic, accidental drowning and have expressed their condolences and prayers to the family," he said.

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said Tuesday that 18-year-old Domonique Smith of Crown Point was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer, where she had been on life support. Smith was found Friday afternoon in a pool at the home of Steve Munsey, where she had been babysitting. The home is located in the gated Briar Ridge subdivision. 

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