Detroit Cops Find Child's Burned Body in Field

The burned body of a child was found Monday in a suburban field, and investigators were using dental records to determine whether it was that of a missing 7-year-old girl.

Raven Jeffries was last seen Friday night, when her older brother said he saw her leave her home on Detroit's southwest side.

The charred body appeared to be that of a girl under 14, Romulus police Detective Joshua Monte said. Officials said they believe the body was burned in the field.

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An Amber Alert for Raven was issued on Saturday. Searchers used tracking dogs, and about 20,000 fliers bearing her photo were distributed.

Raven's family described her as a shy, polite child who loved to ride her bike and play outside.

"I already know right now what there is to see," said Raven's mother, Brenda Jeffries. "It would probably just be shocking, whether it's her or not."