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Football coach charged in 10-year-old Missouri girl's death as neighbors watch in horror

  • Lt. Robert Pitts holds the photo of Hailey Owens, 10, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. Woods was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Dean Curtis) NO SALES

    Lt. Robert Pitts holds the photo of Hailey Owens, 10, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. Woods was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Dean Curtis) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Craig Michael Wood was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/Kansas Bureau of Investigation)

    This undated photo provided by Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Craig Michael Wood was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/Kansas Bureau of Investigation)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by Greene County Sheriff's Office, Craig Michael Wood is shown. Wood was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/Greene County Sheriff's Office)

    This photo provided by Greene County Sheriff's Office, Craig Michael Wood is shown. Wood was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found Wednesday at the home owned by Wood, Police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference. Official confirmation won't occur until after an autopsy, but Police Chief Paul Williams said "we have a high degree of confidence" in the preliminary identification. He did not disclose the child's cause of death. (AP Photo/Greene County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

Neighbors watched in horror as a 10-year-old southwest Missouri girl was snatched off the street just blocks from her home.

Now authorities in Springfield believe they've found the girl's body, and prosecutors have charged a local seventh-grade football coach with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action.

In filing the charges Wednesday, prosecutors allege that 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood abducted Hailey Owens on Tuesday as she walked home from a friend's house.

A probable cause statement says the fourth-grader's body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood's home. Prosecutors say she was shot in the head.

Wood also worked as a teacher's aide at a Springfield Middle School. Police say he and Hailey apparently didn't know each other.