Jones Co. baby dies in apparent tub drowning

A 1-year-old boy apparently drowned in the bathtub Thursday night in Jones County.

Conner Bower was pronounced dead Friday morning at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

"His momma left him unattended in the bathtub," Jones said.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident that happened at the family home on Morris Stevens Road, said investigator Kenny Gleaton.

"He was left for a very short period of time," Gleaton said. "We don't know what called her attention away but we're talking to witnesses."

Bower's body was sent to the GBI Macon Regional Crime Lab for an autopsy, Gleaton said.

"We have no reason to suspect it was anything other than an accident," he said. "What we have so far is that it was a very momentary distraction."

Gleaton said the sheriff's office was expecting a report from the medical examiner later today.

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