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Missing 13-year-old girl found dead in Calif. park

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Police were looking for clues on Sunday in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park in the Northern California city of Fairfield.

A passerby discovered the body around 7 a.m. Friday in Alan Witt Park. The girl was reported missing Thursday.

An autopsy was performed, but police did not release the girl’s name or her cause of death. Police said the girl was unclothed but with no obvious signs of trauma.

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‘‘I thought to myself, that looked like a mannequin ­— didn’t look like a human body,’’ the passerby, Eric May, told KTVU-TV.

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The girl was reported missing by her guardian at a foster home in nearby Suisun City. Commander Tim Mattos of the Suisun City police said the guardian last saw her board a school bus. He said she was in class all day.

Associated Press