Shoes by pond lead investigators to bodies of three missing Texas girls, police say


Three missing Texas girls were found dead in a private pond in the early hours of Saturday, July 30, investigators told news outlets.

The girls were Jia Ariel Oliver, 9, Amanda Hughes, 8, and Temari Oliver, 5. report missing From his home in small town Atlanta around 10 p.m. Friday, TV station KSLA reported.

Atlanta, with a population of about 5,400, is about 200 miles east of Fort Worth.

of three sisters A family friend watched while the mother worked, officials told the Texarkana Gazette.

A crew of Texas Parks and Wildlife officials and Cass County first responders searched the area around the home and came across a pair of children’s shoes sitting on the edge of a pond on a nearby property.

The diving team goes into the water, found a corpse Of all three girls, KTAL reported. The bodies were recovered shortly after midnight.

Authorities have not released a cause of death, but an autopsy is being conducted, the agency said. The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation along with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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