Woman Charged in Death of Grandson

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the murder of a 5-year-old boy that occurred Monday in St. George Island, Fla. Marianne Bordt, 71, the boy’s grandmother, was arrested by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first-degree murder.

Bordt and her husband, both German nationals, were vacationing in Florida with their 5-year-old grandson from Roswell, Ga. Investigators allege that when Bordt’s husband went to the store on Monday afternoon, Bordt drowned the boy in the bathtub. An autopsy will be performed today at 1 p.m.

Bordt was booked into the Franklin County Jail. The German Consulate has been contacted.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
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