ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities have found the body of a 5-year-old Minnesota girl just hours after they had issued an Amber Alert saying she had been abducted by a family friend.
The body of Alayna Jeanne Ertl was found in Cass County, about 200 miles north of Minneapolis. The suspect in her disappearance, family friend Zachary Anderson, 26, has been arrested along with a vehicle, police say.
They say Anderson was staying overnight at the girl's home. The girl's mother discovered them gone at 8 a.m. The girl was from Watkins, about 75 miles west of Minneapolis.
No other details were immediately available.