Body Found in Missouri Believed to be 12-Year-Old Missing Girl

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(CNN) — Law enforcement officials met with the family of a missing 12-year-old girl Wednesday after searchers found a body in a rural area outside Golden City, Missouri.

The body has not yet been identified, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Watson told reporters.

Citing the girl’s father, CNN affiliate KMBC reported that the body is believed to be that of Adriaunna M. Horton, who was reported missing from a Golden City park on Monday.

Watson declined to provide details about where the body was found, saying that the investigation is ongoing. It could take up to 24 hours to identify the body, he said.

Officials with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office have said Adriaunna was playing with friends outside when she was seen getting into a vehicle.

That vehicle was found, and the driver was taken into custody. But there had been no sign of the missing girl.

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