Aunt charged after toddler drowns in NJ lake

A 2-year-old was found in Victory Lake in Gloucester County on August 1, 2011.

August 10, 2011 1:40:49 PM PDT
The aunt of a toddler has been charged after the boy drowned in a New Jersey lake.

Felicia Tucker, 26, of 12th Avenue in Monroe Township has been charged with second-degree endangering of a child in the death of her 2 ½ year-old nephew.

The drowning happened back on August 1st. Tucker allegedly called police after finding the front door of her home open and the boy missing.

Police say the boy, who investigators were told was autistic, was found by Tucker and a friend in Victory Lake near the house in three feet of water.

After nearly two hours on a respirator at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

Tucker was arrested Tuesday and released on her own recognizance.