Missing 15 Years Old Girl Found Dead In DeKalb; Suspect Detained


Missing 15 Years Old Girl Found Dead In DeKalb; Suspect Detained

On Sunday, a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing by her family was discovered dead in DeKalb. Police are looking into the teen’s death as a homicide, according to the authorities.


According to DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd, an adult man has been detained in connection with the teen’s death, but no charges have yet been made public.

According to a news release from the DeKalb Police Department on Sunday evening, the 15-year-old’s family reported her missing to DeKalb police on Saturday. Police were informed by the family that they hadn’t seen the teenager since Thursday night.


The teen was allegedly present on May 4 at a location in the 500 block of College Avenue in DeKalb, according to phone records.

The corpse of the missing adolescent was discovered by DeKalb police Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of College Avenue, according to the press statement.


Police reportedly raided a nearby home using search warrants and detained a guy in relation to the girl’s death.

As of 6:11 p.m., no information regarding the charges or identify of the suspect has been made public. Despite DeKalb police’s claim that the suspect is in their custody, on Sunday.


According to reports, the victim, who is also unnamed, was acquainted with the suspect.

Formal charges against the suspect are still pending, according to DeKalb police.

According to DeKalb police, “there is no threat to the general public in this case.” “The investigation is ongoing, and we will provide you with any new information as it becomes available.”

Families in DeKalb School District 428 were informed by email at 7:43 p.m. The passing of a freshman at DeKalb High School was confirmed by the school’s principal on Sunday. Minerva Garcia-Sanchez. Garcia-Sanchez said on Sunday that the student death was indeed the one that DeKalb police had reported.

In a statement, Garcia-Sanchez said, “It is with sadness that I deliver the news today that the students and staff of DeKalb High School, along with the whole District 428, endured a tragedy today with the death of one of our freshmen students. “This tragic loss is being mourned by all of us.”

According to the superintendent’s email, the district’s crisis intervention team will be there to give pupils the ability to speak with qualified staff members if they so want. This coming week at the school, she said, more individual and group counseling services would be offered.

Garcia-Sanchez said, “We will continue to provide these services to students as long as they are needed,” and included advice for parents on how to support a child or student who has experienced a loss.

As additional information becomes available, Garcia-Sanchez stated, “we will be providing information about the crisis and discussing many ways that you as a caregiver can assist your child in processing the impact of this tragedy.”

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