Body of missing girl, 2, found in Texas City pond - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Body of missing Beaumont girl, 2, found in Texas City pond

Posted:
(Photo: KTRK) (Photo: KTRK)

Courtesy KTRK Houston

TEXAS CITY, TX (KTRK) -- What started as a joyous weekend quickly turned into a tragedy when two-year-old Kaloni Carbin's family noticed she was missing. Her body was found overnight in a pond in Texas City.

Kaloni, who is from Beaumont, disappeared during a family reunion at Carver Park on Carver and North Westward. More than a hundred people had gathered in the park for two different family reunions, so there was some confusion. The little girl's family said they saw her playing with the other kids, and then the next minute, she was gone.

PHOTO: KTRK

Search crews from all around the area descended on the park around 7pm, after Kaloni's family reported her missing. Shortly after that, an Amber Alert was issued.

K-9 units searched the park grounds while divers searched the park's pond for more than five hours.

While crews and volunteers combed the area for any sign of the toddler, some of her family members held hands and prayed. Around 12:30am, the family's prayers turned to screams and cries when a diver located Kaloni's body.

"I'm gonna miss my grandbaby. She's the only grand-daughter I have, and I love her. And I am going to miss her," the girl's grandmother, Adriane Jackson, told us as she cried.

The search is over, but the grieving just beginning for the little girl's family.

"Pray for our family," aunt Anita Oliphant said. "This is a very trying time for us right now; a very heartbreaking moment."

"She was just lovable a lovable baby. And it's just hard, hard for our family right now," aunt Shaquitha Corbin said.

Texas City police are still investigating how the little girl got separated from her family. Right now, this is being treated as an unfortunate accident.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:47:58 GMT
    CNNCNN
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:25:07 GMT
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
  • ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:43:13 GMT
    photo: (ICE)photo: (ICE)
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.