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Body of girl found under tarp on street in Saginaw, Texas, report says

A makeshift memorial near where the body of a little girl was found under a tarp in Saginaw, Texas, on Monday, July 1, 2013.
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(CBS) SAGINAW, Texas - The FBI and Texas Rangers are working with police in Saginaw to try to determine how the body of a little girl ended up underneath a tarp in the middle of a road, CBS DFW reports.

According to the station, children in the residential Tarrant County neighborhood found the girl's body Monday evening. The girl's identity has not yet been confirmed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Wesley Whiddon, one of the teens who made the startling discovery, reportedly said he and a cousin were riding scooters through the neighborhood when they noticed a pile in the road. Whiddon said he went to find his parents and that is when they discovered what was under the pile.

"I was panicking. I was freaked out," said Katie Whiddon, the teen's mother. "How can somebody hurt a little girl?"

Police initially said that no children had been reported missing in the area, but that later changed when a set of parents reported a child missing after the body had been found, according to the station.

Authorities say they are searching for a red truck with some green paint splattered on the rear passenger side in connection with the investigation. The make and model of that truck are unknown.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Saginaw Police Department immediately.

"This situation is very disturbing and it's very sad and our department is doing everything in its power to find the person that's responsible and bring them to justice," Officer Damon Ing, of the Saginaw Police Department, said.

  • Crimesider Staff

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