Stepfather Arrested After Body of Missing Nebraska Girl Found

The Nebraska State Patrol says investigators have found the body of an 8-year-old Panhandle girl who in a remote area of Sioux County.

The patrol says the Kerra Wilson's stepfather, 32-year-old Salvador Carlos Lopez of Mitchell, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in her death.

Wilson was last seen a little before 8 a.m. Wednesday as her stepfather reportedly dropped her off at Mitchell Elementary School, but she wasn't reported missing until Wednesday afternoon because school officials didn't know anything was wrong.

The patrol says a local rancher provided a tip that led to the discovery of the girl's body.