Missing 11-year-old Alabama girl found dead

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The Dekalb County Sheriff’s office confirms the body of missing 11-year-old Amberly Barnett was found Saturday morning

The 11-year-old went missing from the Mt. Vernon area of DeKalb County Friday.

Amberly Barnett was last seen at her aunt’s house in Collinsville Friday evening.

A dark-colored SUV was reportedly seen at the home around the time she disappeared.

Dekalb County Sheriff Nick Walden says the news is heartbreaking.

“And I want to say directly from the heart being in this career in this job the way we do it is 100 percent from the heart and my heart is shattered this day here in Dekalb County County Alabama,” Walden said.

Investigators say they are diligently pursuing different pieces of information and hope to have some answers about what happened in the next few days.

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