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Body of Missing Child Discovered in New Carlisle

(New Carlisle, IN) - A little girl in New Carlisle was found dead after being reported missing Friday night.


At around 5:30 pm Friday, six-year-old Grace Ross was reported missing in the area of Chapman Street.  A multi-unit apartment complex is located there.  The girl’s body was discovered two hours later in a wooded area behind the apartments.


The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has been investigating the death. Police report that a 14-year-old suspect has been arrested.  No further details have been released, and the investigation is ongoing. 


An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. Authorities are asking the public for further help. If you have information, call police at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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