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2 people sought in death of girl found in Mo. lake

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BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) - Investigators are looking for two more people in connection with the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl whose weighted-down body was found in Truman Lake.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Rackley says a 24-year-old woman and 39-year-old man are considered "persons of interest" in the disappearance and death of Khighla (KY'-luh) Parks of Willard.

The Associated Press isn't naming the two because they haven't been charged. The woman is listed as a Facebook friend of 47-year-old Anthony Balbirnie, who has been charged in Benton County with abandoning a corpse. He doesn't yet have an attorney.

Khighla was last seen Sept. 20. A woman told investigators she saw Balbirnie wrap up Khighla's body and put it in his car's trunk the next day. Fishermen found her body 10 days later.

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