Body Of Jada Justice Found, Prosecutor Certain

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2-Year-Old Jada Justice

HOBART, Ind. (AP) A prosecutor says a body found in rural northern Indiana is believed to be that of a 2-year-old Portage girl who vanished more than a week ago.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he's quite certain that the body found Thursday afternoon in rural LaPorte County near the town of Otis, Ind., is that of Jada Justice.

But he said a formal identification still needs to be done. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Friday on the body.

Justice was apparently abducted from a car June 16 while her 18-year-old cousin who was baby sitting her went into a convenience store in Gary.

Carter said two people are in custody in connection with the toddler's June 16 disappearance.

He said that charges are expected to filed Friday in the case.

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