Body of missing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham found in river

by 24USATVFeb. 21, 2024, 2:50 a.m. 46
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Authorities have found the body of missing Audrii Cunningham in the Trinity River near Livingston, Texas. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons announced in a Tuesday press conference that the 11-year-old's body was found at the river near Highway 59, leading to the discontinuation of the Amber Alert. Her body has been sent to the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death, but initial evidence suggests she was murdered. "My heart aches with this news, and I express my deepest sympathies and condolences to everyone who knew, who cared for, and loved Audrii," said Lyons. "The sheriff's office will continue to process the evidence that has been gathered to ensure justice for Audrii." During that same presser, Polk County District Attorney Shelly Sitton stated that Don Steven McDougal, 42, who was detained over the weekend for an unrelated charge of aggravated assault and previously considered a "person of interest" in Cunningham's disappearance, will now be issued an arrest warrant for capital murder in the death of Cunningham. More here: https://scrippsnews.com/stories/body-of-missing-11-year-old-audrii-cunningham-found-in-river/ ------------------------------------- Join our newsletter at https://bit.ly/2q1tepr Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scrippsnews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/scrippsnews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scrippsnews/ Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@scrippsnews

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