Jun 082012

MESA, AZ – A 68-year-old Mesa woman was found floating in her son’s backyard pool Sunday after her husband noticed she was gone from the home.

Police said the woman’s husband left their home for an afternoon meeting, later returning to find that his wife, Davene Montierth, was not there.

One of his sons living next door returned home after getting a phone call from his father, finding his mother floating near the top of the water in his backyard pool, according to police.

He pulled Montierth out of the water and another family member called 911.

Officials said the pool was very dirty.

The Mesa Fire Department was called to the scene and later pronounced Montierth deceased.

The case is being handled as a drowning, but the investigation is ongoing.

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