While searching Sunday for a girl whose family reported her missing, police in Carrollton, Texas, found a body they think is a 10-year-old from Oklahoma City.
Jasmen Gonzalez was reported missing shortly before midnight Saturday. Her family told police they thought she may have wandered away from Walnut Creek Apartments where they were visiting relatives.
About 3:30 p.m., a body was found in the 1100 block of Clint Street, Carrollton police Lt. Doug Mitchell said.
“We do believe it is the body of Jasmen Gonzalez,” Mitchell said.
Dallas County medical examiner's office will positively identify the body and determine cause of death, but Mitchell said there was no visible trauma to the body.
A person of interest was being interviewed by police late Sunday, Mitchell said. He would not divulge if that person knew Jasmen or was a stranger.
“We think she was abducted, but I can't give you any more than that at this point,” Mitchell said. “We don't think it's a random act.”
No arrests have been made in the case, he said, and detectives are still in the field gathering evidence.
Carrollton police began searching the city 23 miles north of Dallas late Sunday night. They used helicopters and search dogs, said Jon Stovall, a police department spokesman.
Stovall said the 90 pound, 4-foot-3-inch tall girl , who had a mole on her upper lip, was visiting relatives with her family. She was supposed to be asleep inside a residence at Walnut Creek Apartments.
He said the girl was gone when the family returned and they reported her missing.
Her glasses, shoes and socks were left behind in the apartment, Stovall said.
Initial reports said Jasmen may have been sleepwalking when she left the apartment, but police said Sunday night that was not correct.