Amber Alert girl, 9, found dead; neighbor in custody

May 10 2011 - 9:36am

SOUDERTON, Pa. -- A 9-year-old girl who disappeared while playing outside her suburban Philadelphia apartment complex has been found dead, and a man who lives nearby is in custody.

State police issued an Amber Alert on Monday night for Skylar Kauffman when she didn't come home for dinner after playing with her friends in a parking lot in the small town of Souderton.

The girl's body was discovered a few hours later in a nearby trash bin. She would have turned 10 next month.

Souderton police Chief James Leary says there's an "overwhelming" amount of physical evidence linking the suspect to Kauffman's death.

Leary did not release the suspect's name.


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