SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Police say a body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl has been found inside a trash bin at a complex in Santa Cruz and police have detained a 15-year-old neighbor in the case.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Bogel says the body was found Monday night likely belongs to Madyson Middleton.
Bogel says a 15-year-old boy who lives in the complex has been detained in the case and is being questioned.
Madyson Middleton vanished Sunday afternoon from an artist community and housing center in a Northern California beach town where she lives with her mother.
She was last seen riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in the beach town of Santa Cruz.