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Sheriff: Landfill body appears to be Fla. girl

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A body found in a landfill has been tentatively identified as that of 7-year-old Somer Thompson, a Florida girl missing since Monday.

Sheriff Rick Beseler said on national network morning news shows Thursday that the identification was based on clothing on the body and a birthmark that matched the girl's.

The partially covered body of the child was found in a Georgia landfill near the Florida state line, after investigators followed garbage trucks leaving from the neighborhood where the child disappeared on her way home from school.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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