New information in case of decapitated girl

ST. LOUIS – There's new information surrounding the unidentified young murder victim known as "Hope."

NewsChannel 5 has been following the case for years. The body of a young girl, no more than 11-years-old, was discovered strangled, sexually assaulted, and decapitated.

The St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office buried the girl 30 years ago after no one claimed her body.

The girl's body was exhumed last summer, and officials have now determined the girl probably spent most or all of her life in one of 10 southeastern states.

Authorities plan to re-bury the girl's body and continue the investigation.


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