Lauderhill Police have discovered a second body of a juvenile girl in the same canal along the 5900 block of Northwest 21st Street, where they found the body of another juvenile girl hours earlier.
According to investigators, there are no obvious signs of foul play, however, police are treating the investigation as a homicide.
“As detectives started going through the case and started knocking those doors and looking at surveillance cameras, they started realizing that it may be connected to another missing persons case,” Lauderhill Police Lt. Mike Santiago said. “That’s where it led to this evening. Again, we can’t determine at this point if they’re related because the juvenile was just found. However, detectives are trying to piece the puzzle together.”
According to police, the body of a juvenile girl, possibly a teenager, was found in the water, Tuesday afternoon. Police said the girl’s body had been in the water for some time, but it is unclear how long.
“What we know now is not much, and we’re asking for the public’s help,” Santiago said. “The female is described as a Black female and probably pre-teen, wearing short jean shorts with a gray shirt with pink lettering that says ‘Dance.’ She’s under 5 feet tall and was wearing no shoes. She has thick, short hair in twists.”
Hours later, police said they found the body of a second juvenile girl at 8:45 p.m, just east of where the first body was found. They added investigators are trying to determine the identity of the second girl.
Police said they do not have a description of the second body.
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Police are still searching for answers, they have cross-referenced every missing person from the girls’ age group, and they have come up empty. They added they have not heard from either girl’s parents.
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