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Sheriff, superintendent meet to discuss girl's death

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It's been just over a week since 11-year-old Jenny Caballero got away from adult supervision at Rodgers Middle School.

The young girl with Down Syndrome got out of the gym and made it to a nearby pond. Investigators say she climbed a four-foot fence and drowned in that pond.

Tuesday, Sheriff David Gee met with Hillsborough Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia. The meeting lasted about an hour. The sheriff says he wanted to keep Elia updated on the latest information and let her know where they stand in their investigation.

Elia spoke with us after the meeting.

"This is obviously a very serious case for us. We were here to talk to the sheriff and get an update. They have an incompleted report as of now. So, we're going to be working very closely. They've done a great job. And we just want to make sure everything is done properly and we wanted to be aware of exactly what the update was," Elia said.

Gee says there are still three school employees they must interview. There were six aides and one teacher assigned to Jenny's class at the time she disappeared. Some of those aides and the teacher have sought legal representation, and that has slowed the investigation process.

The sheriff's office says once those interviews are done, detectives will meet with the State Attorney's office to determine if any charges will be brought. The sheriff's office hopes to be done with the investigation by the end of the week.

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