2-year-old girl dies after 'thieves' ditch her in the river along with a 'stolen car'

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 30, 2018
09:08 A.M.

A woman’s car was stolen by thieves recently. The thieves also happened to kidnap her child who was in the backseat of the vehicle.


Police frantically tried to locate the car mainly to save the child. According to The Sun, the child died after being found in a river in the car on March 19, 2018.

Kiara Moore, 2, was found in a submerged silver Mini after the car was ditched in a river. This was after police had frantically searched for her in Cardigan, West Wales on Monday afternoon.

Officials had launched a two-hour search for Kim Rowlands', Kiara’smother’s car after it was allegedly stolen by thieves in Carmarthenshire. Kiara had been safely strapped at the back.

Relatives had frantically appealed for help on social media to find the little girl. Kiara was due to celebrate her third birthday next week.

The car had been reported missing at 3:30 pm on Monday. Police later found it submerged in the River Teifi and emergency crews worked to free the stricken toddler from the wreckage.

She was flown to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Last night, Kiara’s father, Jet Moore, confirmed that his daughter had died with a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook.

'Sadly, we confirm that Kiara Moore, aged 2 (27/3/2015) was pronounced dead at the UHW, Cardiff, having been recovered from a car in the River Teifi.'


Police, The Sun, March 20, 2018

In the post, he shared that she had an amazing but short life. The father also thanked the police officers who had jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they had done.

Officials confirmed that the little girl had died in hospital and said the circumstances surrounding the incident were still being investigated.


A statement said: "We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the silver Mini enter the river between 3:30 pm and 4:50 pm on Monday.”

Kiara's family was said to be supported by specialist officers. Earlier on Monday, Rowlands had frantically appealed for help in finding her daughter. Her sister, Nichola Rowlands, also sent a similar request.

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall.’

A spokesman for Milford Haven Coastguard said it had sent coastguard teams and a lifeboat to assist the police.

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