Jul 112017

Jermaine Roberts and Jeryonna Austin, via social media

The Advocate report

A 7-year-old girl and her father were found dead at the bottom of a Mid-City hotel pool on Saturday, the father’s 24th birthday, according to a report from The Advocate.

The victims were identified as Jeryonna Austin and Jermaine Roberts, said Jason Melancon, a spokesman for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

Relatives said that Jeryonna was Roberts’ daughter.

Melancon said authorities will need to wait for the results of toxicology tests and other exams before causes of death can be determined.

To read the full story, visit The Advocate.

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