The Latest: Authorities find body of girl, 5, in New Mexico
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who had been reported missing (all times local):
Authorities say they have found the body of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who was reported missing Sunday.
FBI Special Agent James Langenberg, who heads the agency’s Albuquerque office, said during a brief news conference Wednesday in Espanola that Renezmae Calzada’s remains had been found. He did not say where.
He did not take questions after stating the investigation into Renezmae’s case would continue. He says authorities were working to identify who might be responsible for her death.
Authorities say the girl was last seen Sunday morning outside her home in Espanola, and she was reported missing that evening. Authorities have not explained why there was a delay.
Langenberg says the searched for Renezmae included Espanola and 2 miles (1.6 kilometers) of the Rio Grande.
The search for a 5-year-old New Mexico girl has stretched into a third day in an area north of Santa Fe.
Authorities say Renezmae Calzada was last seen outside her home Sunday morning in Espanola. She is 4 feet tall, has brown eyes and long, dark hair.
The FBI is assisting the Rio Arriba County sheriff on the case. Authorities planned a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say the girl’s mother reported her missing to authorities Sunday evening. Authorities have not explained why there was a delay.
Renezmae remained missing Wednesday following searches along a rural road and other areas surrounding Espanola.
A man who authorities said they believed might be connected to Renezmae’s case and was arrested on unrelated warrants has not been identified as a suspect.