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Missing Child Update

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - Detectives searching for a missing 7-year-old north Florida girl say they have found the body of a young child in a Georgia landfill.

Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said the body found Wednesday had not been identified but the parents of Somer Thompson have been notified.

The sheriff first said the body was female, then corrected himself and said he was unable to confirm the gender.

Somer vanished on her mile-long walk home from school Monday in Orange Park, near Jacksonville.

She was squabbling with another child, and her sister told her to stop. The girl got upset, walked ahead of the group and wasn't seen again.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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