CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Neighbor's say the four year old little girl was
playing with a friend when they wandered into an area near the abandoned
pool at their apartment complex. Within minutes, she was gone.
The father of Baik Hnem says he was out of town when it happened. He
arrived home, only in time for doctor's to announce she had died.
Neysoe Oo says he had talked with his daughter on the phone a few hours earlier, but wishes he'd said so much more.
"I would have told her I loved her so much," he said, hardly able to speak without tears.
Neysoe Oo is not sure how his daughter got near the pool. He says
the gates at the Southern Place Apartments, aren't properly secured.
Neighbors say the pool hasn't been used in years and that it was only
half full, but the water was so murky, it was difficult for rescuers to
find the little girl.
When we arrived at the complex there was a lock on the gate, yellow
tape around the area and a security guard patrolling the area. The
complex also appeared to be draining the water inside of it.
We tried to talk with management about the pool's security, but no
one returned our calls. Police have yet to say whether anyone would be
charged in her death.