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6-year-old girl murdered in Arkansas

5:18 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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Bentonville, AR (KFSM/CNN) - A 6-year-old girl in Arkansas reported missing early Tuesday has been found dead.

Authorities say the child's body was discovered as police combed a Bentonville neighborhood investigating her disappearance.

Police believe she was murdered. They are searching several homes in the area as part of the investigation.

"We're working on either search warrants or other methods to be able to thoroughly inspect those residences," said Chief Jon Simpson.

Police are not releasing the exact location of where they found the girl's body.

Her name has not been released, and so far police have not made any arrests.

A community group plans to hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday night.

KFSM/CNN

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