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Autopsy to determine cause of 6-year-old girl's death

July 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM   |   Comments

GRETNA, La., July 16 (UPI) -- A Louisiana coroner was conducting an autopsy Tuesday to determine cause of death for a 6-year-old girl whose body was found after she went missing three days.

Authorities said the body of Ahlittia North was found early Tuesday in a trash cart near her home in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey, the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.

Teams from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the FBI and police officers from Kenner and New Orleans had unsuccessfully searched woods and trash bins in the area after the child was reported missing Saturday.

Ahlittia was sleeping when last seen about 11 p.m. Friday. Her parents, Lisa North, 20, and Albert Hill, 46, said she was gone when they woke about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Her comforter, a toothbrush and toothpaste also were missing.

Matthew Flugence, 20, Hill's nephew, was named a person of interest Monday by the sheriff's office because he was wanted in connection with the sexual battery of an 11-year-old Harvey girl.

Flugence has not been arrested.

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