Miss­ing 10-yearold Alaska girl found dead

Lethbridge Herald - - ODDS & ENDS -

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Fri­day, au­thor­i­ties said, more than a week after she was re­ported miss­ing in a re­mote Inu­piat Eskimo town on Alaska’s north­west­ern coast.

Alaska State Troop­ers said Ash­ley John­son-Barr’s re­mains were found east of Kotze­bue.

The girl was last seen play­ing with friends at a lo­cal park Sept. 6. Her cell­phone was later found a half mile from Rain­bow Park, in the op­po­site di­rec­tion of her home in the com­mu­nity of 3,100 people.

The search in­cluded as­sis­tance from 17 FBI agents ear­lier this week. Troop­ers spokesman Jonathon Tay­lor says five of the agents left Kotze­bue Thurs­day for other as­sign­ments.

The Alaska State Troop­ers are the lead agency in the case. No other in­for­ma­tion about the dis­cov­ery of her body was im­me­di­ately re­leased.

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