I put this in the Crimes in the News also.
Woman, child die in river plunge; 2-year-old missing
WARDSBORO — A woman apparently intent on suicide waded into a brook carrying her 6-year-old daughter, purposely eluding the grasp of a would-be rescuer before being swept downriver, police said.
Both mother and child died, and a search continued Sunday for the woman’s 2˝-year-old daughter, who was missing.
“For whatever reason, it was a deliberate action,” said Vermont State Police Capt. David Covell.
Nicole Waring, 40, of Wolcott, was reported missing early Saturday after she disappeared from her parents’ Wardsboro house with the two girls, according to Vermont State Police.
A search for 2˝-year-old, who is named Grace, was suspended Saturday night and resumed Sunday, with police, firefighters and game wardens searching both the banks of the brook and nearby woods.
Another article from the Times Argus