14-Year-Old Girl Missing Since October Is Found Dead in Suspected Homicide

A 14-year-old Florida girl who vanished in October was reportedly found dead earlier this month.

On Friday, Dixie County police identified human remains discovered on December 5 in Gilchrist County as Demiah Appling. WTVT reported that Appling was last seen in Old Town on October 16.

Though a manner of death was not provided, Dixie County sheriff Darby Butler said Appling was a homicide victim. Her disappearance was also deemed suspicious.

According to WCJB, Appling’s remains were located across the river where searchers were looking for the missing teen. Officials have not disclosed who discovered the remains.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office at 352-498-1245.

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[Featured image: Deniah Appling/Florida Department of Law Enforcement]