UPDATE: Autopsy determines 13-year-old Clarion girl drowned

After an autopsy late Monday morning, ExploreClarion.com reports the cause of death of 13-year-old Shevy Lynn McGiffin is drowning.

The body of the young Clarion County girl was found Sunday by Clarion Volunteer Fire Department around 4 p.m. in Trout Run, near the Clarion River.

McGiffin left her home around 7:15 p.m. Friday to go to the store.  She was last seen in the area of Comet Warehouse and Dollar General on South 5th Avenue.

She was found with scrapes and bruises that could have been caused by being swept downstream. It is unclear if foul play is suspected and this is still an ongoing investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for funeral expenses.


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