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  • 18 May 2014, 19:58

Body Found Thought To Be Missing Nine-Year-Old

Police believe a body found by fishermen in Florida is that of missing nine-year-old Felecia Williams.

The little girl vanished on Friday evening from Doral Oaks Apartments in Temple Terrace.

A family friend picked Felecia up from her mother's house in Ybor City and stopped at Doral Oaks to take a shower.

When she returned, the youngster was missing.

Felecia's sister Shakelia Givens told Fox News: "She wouldn't leave. She would never, ever wander off. She doesn't have a reason to."

Temple Terrace Police said a body was found in mangroves near Courtney Campbell Causeway, in Pinellas County, on Saturday afternoon.

They are waiting for a post-mortem examination to be carried out before they confirm whether it is the nine-year-old.

Officers have interviewed several people in connection with the Edison Elementary School student's disappearance.

Temple Terrace police spokesman Michael Dunn said: "We don't know what occurred here yet. That is still under investigation."

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