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Body of child found in Effingham


The body of a small child was found in Effingham County Monday evening.

According to State's Attorney, Bryan Kibler, the body was found in an area south of Watson around 7:30.

No positive identification of the body has been made at this time.

An autopsy to determine identity is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

A joint investigation by Illinois State Police and Effingham County Sheriff's Department continues into the weekend disappearance of Willow Long, 7, of Watson.

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