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Missing 10-year-old Alaska girl found dead





ALASKA

Missing girl’s body discovered

ANCHORAGE — A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Friday, authorities said, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat town on Alaska’s northwestern coast. Ashley Johnson-Barr’s remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday night, FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said that 41-year-old Peter Wilson of Kotzebue is facing charges of making false statements to a federal agent investigating the girl’s death. Wilson is being transferred to Anchorage, Feger-Pellessier said. The girl was last seen playing with friends at a local park Sept. 6. Her cellphone was later found a half mile from Rainbow Park, in the opposite direction of her home in the community of 3,100 people. (AP)

MICHIGAN

Shipwreck found in Lake Huron

DETROIT — An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago during a storm on Lake Huron. The team discovered the J.H. Jones on July 1 in lower Georgian Bay near Lion’s Head, Ontario, The Detroit News reported. The ship had 30 people onboard when it vanished in 1906 during a storm. Only one body was found after the storm. Researchers said multiple attempts over decades to locate the Jones were unsuccessful. Researchers Ken Merryman, Jerry Eliason, and Cris Kohl were part of the team that located the ship in July after less than two hours of searching. ‘‘I had confidence in my research, which I began years ago,’’ said Kohl, who has written 16 books about Great Lake shipwrecks with his wife. (AP)

FLORIDA

Marijuana bundles wash up on beach

FLAGLER BEACH — About 100 pounds of marijuana have washed ashore beaches on Florida’s Atlantic coast this week. Authorities say the bundles of marijuana have washed ashore over several days in Volusia, Flagler, and St. John’s counties, along the central-north part of Florida’s Atlantic coast. Federal agents were expected to collect the drugs from the local law enforcement agencies as they investigate where they came from. Authorities say at least one man was arrested for trying to take the marijuana. (AP)



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