A 13-year-old Texas girl who went missing earlier this week was found dead early Sunday morning.
Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a Dallas apartment where they found the body of the girl, Shavon Randle, as well as the body of an unidentified man, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The cause of Randle’s death has not yet been released.
“We didn’t have the positive result we were looking for, but being able to let Shavon’s family know that we’ve located her was our goal,” Eric Jackson, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in Dallas, reportedly said during a 4 a.m. news conference.
“We’re going to continue our investigation and anyone that we find that were involved in this heinous crime against Shavon, we will bring you to justice and we will hold you accountable.”
The teen had been the subject of an Amber Alert since Wednesday when police said they believed an unknown man abducted her from her home in Lancaster, a Dallas suburb.
A member of Randle’s family told investigators that she got a call from an unknown man who said the girl was being held captive and would be harmed if police got involved.
Investigators were able to trace Randle’s phone for a period of time, according to KXAS-TV.
On Saturday, the FBI and local police had arrested 24-year-old Devontae Owens and 30-year-old Laquon Wilkerson on charges of aggravated kidnapping in connection with Randle’s disappearance. Bail for both men has been set at $500,000.
Authorities also had been searching for 19-year-old Michael Titus, who was considered a person of interest as of Saturday.
Two other people, Laporshya Polley and Darius Fields, were said to be talking with police because they might have information about the abduction.
This is a developing story and will updated as more information becomes available.
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