Sheriff: Captive girl escapes home; police find 2 bodies

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a 12-year-old girl held captive in a rural Alabama residence escaped, prompting an investigation that led police to discover two decomposing bodies at the home where she had been kept.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says a man was jailed on a kidnapping count, and a prosecutor says capital murder charges are likely.

Authorities say a motorist driving through a rural residential area spotted a child on the road on Monday morning, stopped and called 911.

Police haven’t released a possible cause of death or the identity of the victims.

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8/2/2022 3:58:58 PM (GMT -5:00)

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