KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say an 11-year-old girl reported missing has been found dead.

Prosecutors in Monmouth County said Thursday that Abbiegail Smith’s body was found around 10:45 a.m. near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg.

Officials say her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Smith was last seen in her apartment around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. She was reported missing about an hour later.

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