Crime 11-year-old New Jersey girl reported missing is found dead

00:20  14 july  2017
00:20  14 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Investigators work at the scene where the body of 11 - year - old Abbiegail "Abbie" Smith was found Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Keansburg, N . J . Authorities in New Jersey say the 11 - year - old girl reported missing was found dead near her apartment complex

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Investigators work at the scene where the body of 11-year-old Abbiegail © The Associated Press Investigators work at the scene where the body of 11-year-old Abbiegail "Abbie" Smith was found Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Keansburg, N.J. Authorities in New Jersey say the11-year-old girl reported missing was found dead near her apartment complex, and police are investigating her death as a homicide. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP)

KEANSBURG, N.J. — An 11-year-old girl reported missing was found dead near her apartment complex Thursday, and police are investigating it as a homicide.

Abbiegail Smith's body was found at around 10:45 a.m. near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.

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KEANSBURG, N . J . — An 11 - year - old girl reported missing was found dead near her apartment complex Thursday, and police are investigating it as a homicide. Abbiegail Smith's body was found at around 10:45 a.m. near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg

KEANSBURG, N . J . — An 11 - year - old girl was found dead Thursday, one day after she was reported missing from her family’s New Jersey apartment, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

"We were really hopeful that we would find her," Gramiccioni said at a news conference. "It's a punch in the gut for all of us in this community, especially with law enforcement."

Abbie was last seen in her apartment around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and reported missing by her mother about an hour later.

Police posted a flyer with information about the girl on Thursday morning, a few hours before her body was found.

There was no immediate information available about suspects and the investigation was ongoing.

"Nobody should sit still until we figure out who did this to this 11-year-old," Gramiccioni said. "It appears to be an intentional death and it's being investigated as a homicide case."

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