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Elizabeth Olten Dead: Body Of 9-Year-Old Girl Found After 3 Day Search

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:25 PM ET

Elizabeth Olten

UPDATE: AP reports that a 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder.

ST. MARTINS, Mo. � Authorities have charged a 15-year-old with first-degree murder for the death of 9-year-old girl in central Missouri.

Cole County Juvenile Court Administrator Michael Couty (koo-TEE') said Saturday that the 15-year-old is being detained for the death of Elizabeth Olten. Police did not release the teen's gender or name.

Elizabeth's body was found Friday � two days after she went missing � after the suspect led police to a wooded area near her home west of Jefferson City. Cole County Sheriff Greg White said Saturday that the girl was found in an area that had previously been searched but she had been "very well concealed."

White said Elizabeth was acquainted with the suspect but declined to elaborate.


KSPR News is reporting that 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten's body was found, after she had gone missing on Wednesday night.

The search is over for 9-year old Elizabeth Olten. She's the Jefferson City -area girl who went missing Wednesday night after she left a friend's house.

A Missouri sheriff said that the police have a juvenile in custody in connection with the death.

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