PHILADELPHIA – June 29, 2012 (WPVI) — A Philadelphia grand jury has indicted
the owner of a daycare in connection with the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy.
Tianna Edwards, 31, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the
welfare of children, welfare fraud and related offenses.
It was June 29, 2012 when dive teams recovered the body of 7-year-old Isear Jeffcoat
from the bottom of a swimming pool in East Oak Lane. Police say he and several
other children were dropped off at the pool in the 6600 block of North 8th Street
that afternoon, and that there was some kind of argument over a flotation device
before the boy was last seen. Authorities said the boy’s body was found in what
was described as a “murky” pool.