The McCook Police Department issued a press release, Saturday afternoon, stating that the body of a person, believed to be 14-year-old McCook girl Kailee N. Clapp that was reported missing Friday morning, was located near Bartley, late Friday evening. Positive identification of the deceased is pending and a person of interest in the investigation was taken into custody late Friday by McCook Police Officers and remains in custody as of Saturday afternoon.
Criminal charges are pending, according to the release, which also stated that the Red Willow County Sheriff's Department, the McCook Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol as well as Federal law enforcement personnel are participating in the investigation.
Initial reports did not indicate the missing juvenile was in danger, it was not until late afternoon Friday that investigators determined that was the case, according to the release.
Additional information will be provided as it is made available.
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