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Officials search for 9-year-old Madison Billups in the Rock River below the Monterey Bridge in Janesville. Billups' body was found in the river June 29.

A preliminary autopsy has ruled that 9-year-old Madison Billups' death was an accidental drowning, according to a news release issued Friday by the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Janesville girl went missing around 7:20 p.m. June 25 after she slipped into the Rock River near the Monterey Bridge. 

Her body was found in the river four days later near the Bellrichard Bridge, about 5,000 feet downstream from where she fell into the water, authorities said that day.

Billups' death remains under investigation as additional testing is done, but the preliminary autopsy shows her death is consistent with an accidental drowning, according to the release.

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