COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A mother is facing charges after her five-year-old daughter drowned in the Edisto River earlier this month.
The drowning happened May 1 near SC 61 and Mars Old Field Landing.
Witnesses said that the child was playing in shallow water around 7:30 p.m. before being swept away by the current.
Her body was discovered by dive teams the next day.
The child’s mother, Taisha Moody, is facing four counts of unlawful conduct towards a child and one count of murder.
She is expected to appear in court on July 14.