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Coroner issues cause of death for young girl

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Virginia Sims  is the girl's grandmother Virginia Sims is the girl's grandmother
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

We now have more details in the death of a six-year-old Colquitt County girl.

Alexis Walker's grandmother 46-year-old Virginia Sims is charged with her murder.

Thursday, coroner Verlyn Brock explained the six year old's cause of death is asphyxia, due to strangulation in conjunction with drowning.

Because there was both air and water in her lungs, investigators believe Walker was strangled while she was in the farm pond.

Walker was found floating near the surface when deputies arrive on Moye Road around 7:00 Monday night.