Medical examiner releases cause and manner of Miranda Crockett's death

Miranda Crockett, the 10-year-old Fairview who died on Nov. 24, drowned and is considered a homicide victim, according to state medical examiners.

The girl's cause of death is asphyxia by drowning and the manner of death is homicide, said Multnomah County Medical Examiner Larry Lewman.

No other details about the girl's death are being released from the office, police or court officials.

Her father's live-in girlfriend, Chandra Ilene Rose, 34, is in jail on seven charges, including criminal mistreatment and coercion. Police arrested her early Monday, Nov. 26, two days after authorities found the girl's body at the Kings Garden Apartments in the 2700 block of Northeast 205th Avenue in Fairview where the girl lived with her father, Daniel Crockett, Rose and Rose’s three children.

Rose has not been charged in Miranda Crockett's death, but in the wake of her arrest, her three children were taken into protective custody.

A preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, has been postponed to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the request of Rose's public defender.

Investigators have called Miranda Crockett's death suspicious but have released few details. The medical examiner conducted an autopsy last week but didn't release the findings until today.

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