PENSACOLA, Fla. — A 12-year-old Florida girl who had been reported missing has been found dead in a creek several miles from her home after a massive search.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan announced Monday evening that fishermen had found the body of Naomi Jones. She had been reported missing Wednesday.
Morgan says homicide is suspected, but no arrests have been made. Detectives are interviewing people of interest, but authorities haven’t released their names or their relationship to the girl. Authorities have not released the cause of death.
Hundreds of law enforcement officials, members of search groups, residents and even Jones’ classmates participated in the hunt for her.
A $20,000 reward had been offered for information that led to finding her.