Body believed to be missing 8-year-old California girl found; teenage boy detained

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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.

 

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