Officials with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was found dead earlier this week.
Hunt County officials received a 9-1-1 call of an unresponsive female in the front yard of a home in the 7900 block of Berry Court outside Royse City on Monday.
Both AMR and deputies responded and found the girl was dead. Deputies then learned that a 12-year-old girl had run away from home earlier that day. According to reports, her family had been searching for her but had not reported her missing. Soon after, it was confirmed the body was that of the 12-year-old girl who had gone missing.
The girl’s body is being taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.