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Authorities have located the body of a 5-year-old girl in Utah who had been missing since Saturday morning, according to the attorney for her uncle who was charged in connection with her murder. Police say they found the remains about half a block from the little girl's home in a wooded area. Although it has not been medically confirmed, they believe it is the body of Elizabeth Shelley. Whipple, 21, was charged with one count of aggravated murder, child kidnapping, desecration of a body, and two counts of obstruction of justice, Jensen said. When Elizabeth Shelley's mother woke up Saturday morning, her daughter was gone along with Whipple, who was visiting the family.
Body of missing 5-year-old Utah girl found, uncle charged with murder
Utah police "strongly" believe that they've found the body of a missing 5-year-old girl whose uncle had been charged with her murder just hours before, police said on Wednesday. Logan City Police Department Chief Gary Jensen said in a late afternoon press conference that 5-year-old Elizabeth Jessica Shelley's uncle, Alex Whipple, gave police a tip that led to human remains in a wooded area half a block away from the house in which the young girl lived. Jensen said that although they could not yet positively identify the remains, "we feel strongly that Lizzy has been found.
Authorities in Utah will spend a fourth day Tuesday searching for a 5-year-old girl, whose uncle is suspected in her disappearance but is not cooperating with investigators, police said. Elizabeth Shelley, of Logan, was last seen at about 2 a. Saturday when her mother went to bed, according to the Logan Police Department. When Elizabeth's mother woke up, her daughter was gone along with the young girl's uncle Alex Whipple, 21, who was visiting the family.