Thursday , June 13 2024

Texas cops find BODY of girl, 11, in river six days after she vanished while walking to get school bus, as cops prepare to charge male family friend who lived in trailer behind her home with murder

  • The six-day hunt for Audrii Cunningham, 11, ended in tragedy Tuesday 
  • Her body was found near the Trinity River in Polk County, Texas  
  • Murder charges are being prepped for ‘person of interest’ Don Steven McDougal 

Texas cops announced Tuesday that they have found the body of Audrii Cunningham, an 11-year-old girl who vanished last week. 

Cunningham was last seen on Thursday after being dropped off at a bus stop by her father, but then never made it to school. 

The six-day hunt has ended in tragedy as Cuningham’s body was found near the Trinity River, Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said.

‘My heart aches with this news,’ he said.  

Audrii Cunningham, 11, went missing after her father dropped her off at her bus stop on Thursday. Her body was found Tuesday

Audrii Cunningham, 11, went missing after her father dropped her off at her bus stop on Thursday. Her body was found Tuesday 

Pictured: A chilling mugshot of Don Steven McDougals, 42, the last person to see the youngster alive, according to police

Pictured: A chilling mugshot of Don Steven McDougals, 42, the last person to see the youngster alive, according to police  

A cause of death has not yet been announced. 

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A family friend of Audrii’s father, Don Steven McDougal, was previously named by police as a person of interest, and was seen in a menacing mugshot image this week after being charged with separate offenses. 

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