Body of Young Girl Found in Canal

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The body of a young girl was found stuffed in a duffel bag in a South Florida canal.

Delray Beach police say divers retrieved the body of what appeared to be a 6- to 12-year-old black girl Wednesday morning from a canal that divides Delray Beach from Boca Raton.

Since the canal runs for miles in each direction, investigators say the body could have been dumped anywhere.

Police say the girl was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, dark pants and blue Polo brand sneakers. She had braided hair, with white beads on each strand.

Police couldn't find any descriptions that matched the girl in the national missing children's database.

The girl's body was taken to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office, where they were trying to determine a cause of death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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