Dauphin County Coroner ruled death of 3-year-old drowning victim accidental

HARRISBURG, PA (May 15, 2018) – Three-year-old Madelyn Binkley died of accidental fresh water drowning, according to Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick. An autopsy was performed this morning.

Binkley’s body was recovered on May 11 by the Middletown boat launch in the Susquehanna River.  

The coroner also determined the death of her mother, 25-year-old Mary Jane Bredbenner, was due to accidental fresh water drowning.