Example: [Collected via e-mail, February 2014]
Origins: On the afternoon of 18 February 2014, 10-year-old Hailey Owens was reported to police as having been abducted while heading home after school in Springfield, Missouri. Unfortunately, early the following morning police declared they had located a body tentatively identified as that of Hailey. The man in whose home the body was found has been arrested on first-degree murder charges:
"While she has not been positively identified, we have a high degree of confidence that it is Hailey Owens," said a spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department.
Owens was reported missing after reportedly walking to a friend's house at
Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said in a press conference that Wood refused to talk to authorities and asked for an attorney. He was taken to the Greene County Jail in Springfield.
Wood is on temporary suspension from his job at in the Springfield Public School system while the investigation is ongoing.
An autopsy on the body is expected soon. Police did not provide details on how the girl died.
The school district issued the following news release:
"Superintendent Dr. Norm Ridder offers support to those
"Last night we learned the terrible news that one of our students had been abducted near her home. This morning, our sadness is compounded by the recent developments in the case of Hailey Owens' abduction.
"The suspect in this case, Craig Michael Wood, was arrested by Springfield Police Department. Wood has been employed by SPS since
"Hailey is a student at Westport Elementary School and last year she attended Bowerman Elementary School.
"I offer my support to Hailey’s family and to our SPS community. Students and staff at three of our schools are coping with this situation. To support these school communities directly impacted by this tragedy, I have assigned additional counseling staff and school police officers to be on hand until further notice.
"We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials as their investigation continues. Because this is an ongoing investigation, I will not be making any further comments about the situation at this time."