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Clarkston family of drowned little girl hires attorney

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CLARKSTON, GA (CBS46) -

A 4-year-old girl drowned in a condemned apartment pool over the weekend. Her family is outraged that the management at Marquis Parc Apartments has yet to reach out to them.

They've hired an attorney and are looking for answers.

Attorney Tarek Abdel-Aleem told CBS Atlanta News if management would have spent a few dollars the child would still be alive.

"A child's life could have been saved for approximately $11 with regard to the fencing of the pool," said Abdel-Aleem.

He said the evidence is in the police photo taking the night of the drowning.

CBS Atlanta News obtained a copy of the report Monday evening.

It includes a photograph which shows a piece of wood missing from the pool's fence.

"She's my life, my future, she's everything to me," said Naysoe Oo.

Oo continues to grieve the loss of his daughter Biak Hnam after she drowned in their apartment pool Saturday night.

"At this point I need justice, to [make sure this doesn't] happen again and I need justice," said Oo.

The police report also indicates that the last time Biak's mother saw the child "she was playing in front of her apartment between 7:00 and 7:30."

A neighbor called 911 about 20 minutes later reporting that a child was in the dirty pool water.

Neighbor Amina Osman told CBS Atlanta News that children in the community are often unattended while playing, but said that doesn't excuse poor maintenance.

"We are very sad because [the] loss of the baby. I advise parents to take care of the kids," said Osman.

The investigation is still open.

CBS Atlanta News reached out to apartment management but haven't heard back.

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