• Missing Alabama girl, 11, found dead

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    FORT PAYNE, Ala. - The body of an 11-year-old Alabama girl who was reported missing Friday night was found early Saturday, AL.com reported.

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    DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden confirmed that Amberly Lee Barnett's body was found Saturday morning at around 6:30 a.m., the website reported. She was last seen Friday night at her aunt’s home Collinsville, WHNT reported.

    “My heart is shattered this day in DeKalb County, Ala.,” Welden said at a news conference. “We will go forward and, God willing, we will have those answers.”

    Welden released few details and did not give a cause of death, AL.com reported.

    “We are diligently, diligently pursuing different avenues,” Welden said.


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