GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) Police are trying to determine whether a body found a few miles outside of a rural Kansas town is that of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, who was reported missing from her home on Saturday.
CBS affiliate KWCH has been told the body discovered Tuesday is not identifiable and that the body was sent to Wichita for an autopsy and positive identification.
Alicia was last seen on August 21 leaving her Great Bend house around 11:00 p.m. with a 19-year-old man to go to a party. According to her mother, Tammy Conrad, the two were supposed to meet another friend at a nearby gas station, but they never showed up.
Her mother later called the police after she missed her midnight curfew.
Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings told KWCH he couldn't disclose much information, yet. However, the chief said law enforcement officers who had been searching for Alicia were "focusing in a different direction" late Tuesday.
Alicia is described as 5-feet-4-inches tall and 118 pounds.
Anyone with information on her disappearance is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120.