Amberly Barnett

BREAKING: Missing 11-year-old Alabama girl, Amberly Barnett, found dead

Authorities announced that the body of missing Alabama girl, Amberly Barnett, was found Saturday morning, following an overnight search.

The Times-Journal reports that the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is withholding information surrounding the manner in which she was found and the cause of death while they continue to investigate.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Amberly was last seen at her aunt’s house, off of County Rd 822 in Collinsville, on Friday at around 6 p.m. A dark-colored SUV was spotted close to her home around the time she vanished, according to her mother.

A search continued throughout the night as a search team combed through DeKalb County and into Georgia. The little girl’s body was found at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

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The Dekalb County Sheriff has announced that the body of 11 year old Amberly Barnett was located at 6:30 a.m. Barnett…

Posted by The Clarion Newspaper on Saturday, March 2, 2019

 

“At approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning, the deceased body of 11-year-old Amberly Alexis Barnett was located,” Sheriff Nick Welden said during a Saturday press conference. “Due to the current investigation, we are limited on the information that we are able to release.”

Weldon added that authorities are working diligently to solve the case and give the little girl’s family answers.

Missing child investigation update

MISSING CHILD UPDATE: The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is providing more information on their search for 11-year-old Amberly Barnett. Her body was found during their search Saturday morning. http://via.whnt.com/C7IM3

Posted by WHNT News 19 on Saturday, March 2, 2019

 

“I can tell you that we are diligently, diligently pursuing different avenues, and Lord willing, we will have answers in the coming days. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward in this tragic event.”

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[Feature Photo: Amberly Barnett/Police Handout]