Police say remains found in eastern Iowa pond by fishermen

Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM CDT
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DeWITT, Iowa (AP) - Police say human remains have been found in a pond in a rural area near DeWitt, about 20 miles north of Davenport where authorities have been investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl since last summer.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Davenport police, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation held a joint news conference Tuesday to confirm that a body had been found Monday by two people fishing. Officials have not identified the body and declined to speculate during the news conference on whether the remains could be those of the girl, Breasia Terrell.

However, Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski acknowledged he had been contacted about the discovery of the remains because of his department’s investigation into the girl’s whereabouts

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