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Mother, 6-year-old girl drown in Va. lake

Friday - 7/5/2013, 4:01pm  ET

MONTCLAIR, Va. (AP) -- The bodies of a mother and her daughter have been found in a Prince William County lake.

Prince William County Police said that a police scuba team found the bodies shortly after 6 a.m. Friday close to a dock near the family's home on Lake Montclair. Police identified the victims as 40-year-old Grace Darlene Shields and 6-year-old Raina Alexandra Shields.

Police say that neighbors found a 9-year-old child screaming at the top of a walkway leading to the lake at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors took the child home to wait for the child's family to return. When the family did not return and could not be located, the neighbors called police.

A search was conducted by helicopter overnight, and the scuba team went out at daybreak Friday.

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