A sad resolution has likely come to distraught family members in the disappearance of Somer Thompson.
Somer, 7, was ostensibly snatched on while walking home from school with her siblings. Police have not confirmed that the body is definitely Somer’s, but it sounds as if they’re almost positive the body found is that of the missing girl. The body is reported to have been located in a landfill just over the state line in Georgia, in a search instigated by following sanitation trucks from the area in which Somer disappeared. The landfill, in Flokston, GA, is the end of the route for trucks collecting trash in Somer’s hometown of Orange Park, FL.
As law enforcement officers indicated that the case will now switch gears to a homicide investigation, Florida Governor Charlie Crist commented on the sad discovery:
It is “not conclusive yet this is Somer, but all indications sort of point in that direction.”
“We all need to say a prayer for Somer’s family,” Crist said.
There is currently a $30,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to Somer’s killer.