TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - There's a tragic ending to a missing person case that surfaced more than three years ago. Authorities in Tuscaloosa County have identified a body found Monday as that of Heaven LaShae Ross of Northport.
She was 11-years-old when she vanished on August 19th, 2003 apparently while walking to her school bus stop in the Willowbrook Trailer Park in Northport.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ted Sexton, at a news conference Tuesday, said the skeletal remains were found at an abandoned house
in the Holt community, a few miles northeast of Tuscaloosa.
Authorities said the girl's backpack was found near the body.
A forensics team from the University of Alabama and FBI agents have been combing the site for evidence.
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