GLENDALE, AZ – The Glendale Police Department confirmed Saturday that a 16-month-old girl found floating in a swimming pool last week has died.
Police say the girl, identified as Desiree Garcia, died Tuesday.
The girl’s family told ABC15 that funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Sunwest Funeral Home and Cemetery in El Mirage.
Family relative Susan Garcia said they would appreciate donations from the community to help with burial expenses.
Garcia said an account has been set up through MariSol Credit Union.
Paramedics responded to a residence Nov. 27 near 51st and Olive avenues on a child drowning call.
Rescuers found an adult performing CPR on the child.
The little girl was stabilized and transported to Banner Thunderbird Hospital where she was in critical condition for a few days.
Investigators think the child followed the family dog through a doggie door and into the backyard.
Several minutes later, she was found in the pool by adults.