Body of girl, 8, found behind building in southeastern Illinois

Case is being investigated as a "homicidal death"

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OLNEY, Ill. (KWQC) – The body of a missing 8-year-old girl was discovered Wednesday evening in Olney, a city of around 9,000 people in southeastern Illinois.

Police say they initially responded to a report that the girl was missing before she was later found deceased behind a building on the south side of Olney on Nov. 23, 2016.

The Southern Illinois Child Death Task Force has been activated and is investigating the case as a “homicidal death.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Olney Police Department at (618) 393-2921 and may stay anonymous.

Olney is approximately 4 1/2 hours southeast of the Quad Cities.

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