- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a body found over the weekend in a wooded area of southwestern Michigan has been identified as a missing 16-year-old girl.

Police say the body was found Sunday in a wooded area of Kalamazoo. She was reported as a possible runaway on Jan. 25 in the Grand Rapids area, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, and police say her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Details about cause of death weren’t immediately released. Police say they found her body after it was spotted by two people out for a walk.

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