The body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, a Texas girl, was discovered in a river.

Audrii Cunningham

The body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, a Texas girl, was discovered in a river.

Officials in Texas said on Tuesday that Audrii Cunningham, 11, who had gone missing, had been found dead in the Trinity River.

Polk County District Attorney Shelly Sitton announced during a press conference that Don Steven McDougal, 42, who is being held on an unrelated allegation, will be charged with capital murder in relation to her death.

“Based on all the evidence,” she stated, a lawsuit will be filed.

Sheriff Byron Lyons reported that they located the body along County Highway 59 thanks to information from the suspect, cellphone data, and images from social media that residents submitted in.

According to the sheriff, a local water authority decreased the river’s water level to help the divers in their search. He explained that the medical examiner had her remains and will ascertain the cause and manner of death.

Cunningham vanished from her Polk County residence on Thursday morning at approximately seven in the morning, as reported by authorities.

However, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies claim that she never boarded that bus or arrived at school that particular day.

For the 4-foot-1 child with blue eyes and blonde hair, an Amber Alert was sent out. On Thursday, she wore black tennis shoes, black leggings, and a black hoodie with white lettering.

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