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Body Of Girl Found In Duffel Bag In Woman's Las Vegas Apartment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police searching for a missing 3-year-old girl found the dead body of a child in a duffel bag in a closet in the girl's mother's apartment.

 

Police did not confirm the body found Friday after hours of searching is that of the missing girl but say it matches her description.

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The mother reported to police Thursday night that her daughter disappeared as she walked her four children to a grocery store.

 

The woman was taken into custody and the other three children were taken away by child-welfare officials.

 

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No identities were released.

 

Police Lt. Ray Spencer says it appeared the child died within the last three days.

 

He says the girl's father was arrested Tuesday when police responded to a domestic violence call at their residence.