Child Death Investigation


Illinois State Police report they are investigating the death of a young girl in Olney as a homicide.

Officials say Wednesday evening local police received a report of a missing 8 year old girl. She was later found dead behind a building on the south side of Olney.

A news release from ISP says the Southern Illinois Child Death Task Force was activated and is investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Olney Police at 618-393-2921.

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