ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — Argyle police say they have found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was last seen playing in her back yard.
Argyle police Captain Temple Cottle says the body of Alisandra Galvan was found early Wednesday in the septic system of her home. Cottle says investigators suspected the girl was in the septic tank when they noticed the tank's cover was missing.
Cottle said once the tank was pumped out the girl's body was found in the bottom of the tank, along with the tank's cover.
The girl's body was taken away by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office, which will conduct an autopsy.
The girl was reported missing by her family Tuesday evening.
Cottle said the girl's parents had recently moved into the home and hadn't noticed whether the cover to the septic tank was in place or missing. He said an investigation into the incident continues.
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