Police Investigating Girl's Disappearance As a Homicide

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 10:17:00-04

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a father and his girlfriend in connection with a missing 7-year-old girl who police believe has been killed.

East Point police tell news outlets that unidentified charges are pending against the father of Kamaire Wash, as well as the father's girlfriend.

Authorities have not released the suspects' names in what police Capt. Cliff Chandler says is now considered a homicide investigation.

Investigators have tentatively identified a body found in Allatoona Lake Wednesday to be that of the girl. An autopsy will be conducted to identify the body.

Authorities began searching for Wash after she was reported missing Thursday morning from her family's East Point apartment.

Wash's father and his girlfriend told investigators they last saw the girl Wednesday night when she was tucked into her bed.

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