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13-year-old missing girl found dead

13-year-old missing girl found dead
Posted at 7:56 AM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 04:45:42-04

DALLAS (KTVT/CNN) - A family is mourning the loss of a teenage girl.

The bodies of 13-year-old Shavon Randle and Michael Titus, a person of interest, were discovered over the weekend.

Relatives believe their deaths were drug-related.

Since Wednesday, Shavon's family held on to hope that it would not end like this.

"It's one of the worst things you can ever imagine," said Councilman Dwaine Caraway.

The bodies were found inside a house in Caraway's district.

"This is something we will begin to address - boarded houses across the city - because this level of activity that has taken place is tragic, and Dallas will not stand for it any more," he said.

Both Caraway and the family of Titus, a person of interest in the teen's disappearance, acknowledged drugs could be a factor in this case.

"They had robbed Mike. The boy that robbed Mike is kin to that little girl. That's her cousin. He robbed them. They retaliated," said Chequetta Dyer, a cousin of Titus.

The family identified the man in the photo as Titus.

"I don't know if it was money or drugs. I wasn't sure, but I know it got something to do with drugs. It's all on Facebook. They know," Dyer said.

Caraway believes there may have been drugs involved.

"I know that there was. It had to be a reason. And that reason should not be the reason for this little baby to have lost her life," Caraway said.

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