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Body of missing NO area girl found

3 years 10 months 1 week ago July 16, 2013 Jul 16, 2013 Tuesday, July 16 2013 July 16, 2013 8:02 AM in News
Source: AP/WGNO

NEW ORLEANS - The mother of a missing 6-year-old girl has confirmed the discovery of her child's body in a dumpster near the apartment complex where she was last seen, according to multiple media outlets.

Ahlittia North vanished from her bedroom in Harvey Friday night or Saturday morning.

Authorities are reportedly looking for a person of interest who has not been implicated in North's death.

Matthew Flugence, 20, is wanted for sexual battery involving an 11-year-old from the same neighborhood.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference later this afternoon to provide an update on the investigation.

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