Child Dies Inside Septic Tank

POSTED: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

A 2-year-old boy is dead after falling into an uncapped septic tank in a Florida trailer park.

The body of Luis Martinez was found on Saturday, one day after he disappeared.

Friends say the boy wandered away while playing on Friday.

They claim the neighbor watching Luis and another child thought the pair had run to an ice cream truck, while Luis had instead run to the next lot and fallen into the 11 inch septic tank opening.

Investigators say it appears the lid to the tank had been removed some time ago, and grass had grown around it, making it hard to see.

It has since been filled with sand and recapped.