Springfield Police Confirm Body Found; No Positive Identification

Published 02/19 2014 12:12PM

Updated 02/19 2014 12:27PM

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Springfield police have confirmed the body of a young girl has been found in the search for a missing 10-year-old girl.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning during a press conference in Springfield.

Police say they have not been able to confirm the body is that of Hailey Owens. An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for Owens.

Craig Michael Wood, 45, is in police custody on suspicion of murder charges, but is not cooperating with police.

Wood was employed by the Springfield School District.

Police say witnesses to Owens' abduction alerted them with a license plate number that led them to Wood.

The body was found inside Wood's home.

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