Landfill body appears to be missing girl

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Posted: Oct 22, 2009 8:51 AM by Lori Steele
Updated: Oct 22, 2009 8:59 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: MIssing girl, Somer Thompson, landfill, autopsy, birth mark, Georgia, Florida, body found, WBRZ

Authorities believe a body found in a Georgia landfill is that of missing 7-year-old Somer Thompson.

Officials are basing the tentative identification on clothing and a birthmark that matches the girl's. An autopsy is planned for today.

Thompson disappeared Monday after running ahead of a group of children when they teased her on their way home from school. She lived in Orange Park, Florida near Jacksonville.

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