HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Lab results show the mother of a 12-year-old girl and her husband were both legally drunk when all three of them drowned last month in a retention pond near their High Point home.

A report from the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office shows both Kenny and Heather Jordan were intoxicated when they drowned Feb. 10. Also killed was Heather Jordan's daughter, Nikki Simpkins.

The report says Kenny Jordan's blood alcohol content was .15 percent, nearly twice North Carolina's legal driving limit of .08 percent. Heather Jordan's level was .10 percent.

Authorities a toxicology report was not conducted on the girl.

Police have said the family and three other children went to a retention pond about a mile from their home early that Sunday morning.

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