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Teen drowns in bathtub

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Foul play not suspected in death of White Mills mother

By Sarah Bennett

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of Katelyn Snow-Marshall, 18, after the White Mills teen was found dead in a bathtub.

Officials said foul play is not suspected. Snow-Marshall’s funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Obituary information from the Green County funeral home indicates the teen had a son and was preparing for a career as a model.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the sheriff’s office responded just after 4:30 p.m. Friday to the teen’s home at 276 Center Point Road in White Mills. Snow-Marshall had moved from Elizabethtown to that address a couple days prior, he said.

According to the responding deputy’s report, a relative in the home knocked on the bathroom door to notify the teen he was leaving to go pick up a child, Lowe said. At that time, Snow-Marshall responded.

By the time the man returned, the teen’s mother had found her unresponsive in the bathtub, Lowe said.

Lowe and Deputy Coroner John Clemons agreed no foul play is suspected. Asked what indicated that, Lowe said there were no signs of struggle or drug use.

Whether a medical issue might have caused the drowning is unknown, Lowe said, and will be answered in the autopsy report.

Clemons said it’s too early in the death investigation to speculate. An autopsy was performed Saturday, but the coroner is awaiting an official report and toxicology results.

A 30-year veteran with the Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Clemons said an accidental drowning in a bathtub is uncommon, but he has seen it in the county before.

Lowe said the responding deputy was Marvin Rhinehart. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office’s Detective Rex Allaman.

Visitation for Snow-Marshall begins at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.