PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — According to a release from the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, deputies are investigating the deaths of two children who were found in a pond behind the family’s residence Monday morning.

The report indicates that dispatchers received a call at 10:14 a.m. Monday that Arrabelle and Elijah Wagner, both aged 3 years, were missing from their home in the 19000 block of South Ridgley Road in Edgarton.

Both children were found drowned in a pond behind the residence. Elijah was pronounced dead at the scene and his sister, Arrabelle, was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead there.

The preliminary investigation indicates both children suffered accidental deaths. The Platte County Sheriff’s Department will continue to investigate.