Missing 2-year-old girl found dead in Prospect Park

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a missing 2-year-old girl has been found dead in a lake at a Brooklyn park.

A spokesman says divers located the body of Ruhshona Kurbonova after a frantic five-hour search Saturday in Prospect Park.

Police say Kurbonova and her 4-year-old cousin wandered off from family around 1:30 p.m., Saturday. He was found safe.

Officers combed the 585-acre park while divers searched the murky lake. A police helicopter aided in the search.

The 78th precinct posted and tweeted missing person posters with a picture of the 2-foot tall Kurbonova.







  • Nicole

    Might be really rich because it hasn’t been a 24 hr missing person and the cops have everything out ?? Crazy!

  • Lnoelle

    The family had immigrated from Uzbekistan. The park is full of families and tons of people were looking for her befor the police got involved. Whole thing was/is so sad.

  • Alonzo

    They are ethnic Tadjiks from the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. (Samarkand mostly populated by ethnic Tadjiks not Uzbeks). While parents were celebrating their child was drowning and they did not even care where their child was.

  • Mari

    It’s so sad to see people pointing fingers at the parents. Do you not think this is going to haunt them forever? Where is your humanity? I’m sure no parent ever wishes there child to drown. Think before you speak.

  • My2ÔéČent$

    Tragic and sad…tragic that the little girl’s life has ended and sad that there are so many “perfect” people in this world pointing fingers…

  • Finger Pointer

    To all you who is saying that fingerpointing is bad, I want to say this: I am a stranger but I am so devastated with these sad, horrible, terrible news. But this death of such a beautiful child, such an angel, who had all her life ahead of her, could be avoided. This death could be avoided if the parents would keep their eyes on their child. Believe me, I know what it is. I am a parent of 3 myself. And I am so paranoid about my children that I never, again, NEVER lose my children out of my sight when we are outdoors. NEVER. Nothing can be a distraction for me because nothing in this world is more important and precious to me as my children. So, before you call me a names (like Mr. Perfect, or Fingerpointer etc., etc) think again that this death could be avoided if parents kept their eyes on their child. If parents cannot keep their eyes constantly on the most precious person in their lives, because of some distractions (like cooking, chatting with friends etc.) then temporarily put a leash on your child, so that he won’t walk away. SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN! They are the only purpose of our lives (well at least for me).

  • Ohp

    How stupid can you be? This goes to the people blaming the parents. As if you can keep your eyes on your children at all times, especially in a place like a park. Being able to perfectly watch your kids is impossible. It’s just sad that she had to go at all, what’s the point in blaming someone whose so hurt? If that’s the case blame her children as well for running off, no? I thought so.
    My heart goes out to the family.

  • Kathrin Breitbeck

    Im a mother of a beautiful 2 year old girl for one the parents should of been watching her but it nots always that easy. And I dont believe in leashing children they are not dogs they are a human being. My heart goes out to her family may her lil soul be at peace

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