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11-year-old girl kidnapped from Navajo Nation is found dead

  • This undated photo provided by the New Mexico State Police showing Ashlynn Mike who authorities are seeking the publics help in finding. Mike who was last seen late Monday, May 2, 2016 on Navajo Route 36, was abducted by an unknown Native American man driving a maroon van. Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for the 11-year-old girl reportedly abducted on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County in northwestern New Mexico. (New Mexico State Police via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the New Mexico State Police showing Ashlynn Mike who authorities are seeking the publics help in finding. Mike who was last seen late Monday, May 2, 2016 on Navajo Route 36, was abducted by an unknown Native American man driving a maroon van. Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for the 11-year-old girl reportedly abducted on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County in northwestern New Mexico. (New Mexico State Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Albuquerque FBI Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher, left, with local law enforcement agent holds a news conference regarding the death of the 11-year-old girl Ashlynne Mike, reportedly abducted on the Navajo Nation, in Shiprock, N.M., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The air and ground search for the Navajo girl ended tragically Tuesday when authorities found the 11-year-old dead near the towering rock formation that gives the New Mexico town of Shiprock its name. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Albuquerque FBI Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher, left, with local law enforcement agent holds a news conference regarding the death of the 11-year-old girl Ashlynne Mike, reportedly abducted on the Navajo Nation, in Shiprock, N.M., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The air and ground search for the Navajo girl ended tragically Tuesday when authorities found the 11-year-old dead near the towering rock formation that gives the New Mexico town of Shiprock its name. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • The 13 mile marker is posted off Navajo Route 36 near the San Juan Chapter, N.M., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. An 11-year-old girl and her brother were abducted on Monday, May 2, 2016, near this mile marker off Navajo Route 36 near the San Juan Chapter, N.M., according to authorities. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The 13 mile marker is posted off Navajo Route 36 near the San Juan Chapter, N.M., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. An 11-year-old girl and her brother were abducted on Monday, May 2, 2016, near this mile marker off Navajo Route 36 near the San Juan Chapter, N.M., according to authorities. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, launching a massive search, was found dead Tuesday.

Authorities had been searching by air and ground for Ashlynne Mike, a Navajo fifth-grader who was abducted by a man believed to be a stranger Monday afternoon, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said.

The girl's body was found Tuesday morning in Shiprock, near a rock formation that the town is named for, said Jesse Delmar, the tribe's public safety division director.

"We were very hopeful that we would find her in good shape," Delmar said. "We found her, but it didn't turn out well."

Her family has been notified, Delmar said.

An Amber Alert said the missing girl was last seen on Navajo Route 36 and that her kidnapper was driving a maroon van.

The search for the girl included federal, tribal, state and county officers on the ground as well as a New Mexico State Police helicopter, Fisher said.

Authorities didn't immediately say whether the suspect had been found or what they were doing to find him. He was described as Native American, but no other details were released.

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This story has been corrected to show Ashlynne Mike's name was misspelled Ashlynn.