A 4-year-old Texas girl was found stabbed to death Monday afternoon shortly after she was reported missing.
Fort Worth police responded to the Near Southside neighborhood at around 11:40 a.m. amid reports of a missing child. Police said they swiftly determined a homicide had occurred upon arriving at the scene, according to KXAS.
The news station reported that firefighters were called to a stabbing at the same location shortly after police officers’ arrival. It’s not immediately clear where the girl was found.
Authorities reportedly determined that the 4-year-old appears to be the victim of homicidal violence. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the agency was involved with the girl’s family a year earlier.
While police have not yet announced any arrests, KXAS reported that chopper footage showed a woman standing near a squad car with her hands behind her back.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, who is also investigating Monday’s incident, said the deceased girl has a 1-year-old brother.
This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:
[Featured image: KXAS video screengrab]