San Marcos, TX Drowning, May 1961

San Marcos Child Drowns

SAN MARCOS (Spl.)---A 10 year old San Marcos girl drowned in the San Marcos River Sunday afternoon while on a picnic at City Park with her family.

Police said Maria Luisa Olivo, daughter of Mrs.[sic] and Mrs. Pablo Olivo, apparently fell in the river while looking for her brother.

Ironically, the girl's brother returned to the picnic area shortly after his sister left. San Marcos Police Dispatcher Roger Williamson said.

Williamson said another picnicker, unidentified, found the girl's body in about 15 feet of water.

She was pronounced dead about 2 p.m. by Dr. William L. Moore, Williamson said.

San Antonio Express, San Antonio, TX 8 May 1961