PORTLAND -- A 10-year-old Fairview girl who died last week was killed, and her cause of death was asphyxia by drowning, according to the state medical examiner.
Chandra Ilene Rose had been arrested in connection with the death of Miranda Crockett. She was charged with felony mistreatment, coercion and recklessly endangering the life of another. Rose was the girlfriend of Crockett's father.
There was no word on what additional charges Rose may face now that the girl's death was ruled a homicide. She was expected to appear in court December 19.
A probable cause affidavit that may hold details on the manner of death has been sealed.
Crockett died at the Kings Garden Apartments in the 2700 block of Northeast 207th Avenue in Fairview, Johnson said.
A former babysitter told KGW Rose and her three children moved in with Crockett and her father last summer. Those children were taken into protective custody at the time of Rose's arrest.
The case was being investigated by Fairview police and the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team. Rose's bail was set at $100,000, but the probable cause document in the case was sealed.