SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing 1-year-old girl in Indiana found a body that matches her description and have taken a man into custody in connection with her disappearance, Indiana State Police said.
State Police spokesman Curt Durnil said in a statement that the body, which matches the description of Shaylyn Ammerman, was found Thursday night near the White River northeast of Gosport.
“Information from witnesses and persons of interest led us to that spot,” Durnil said later during a news conference. He said the body was found on private property.
The Owen County coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Friday to establish the identity and cause of death.