Neighbors: 6-year-old Harvey girl’s body has been found

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Neighbors tell WGNO News that investigators have found the body of 6-year-old Ahlittia North, missing from her home in Harvey since Saturday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office had scheduled a news conference to discuss details in the case for 10 a.m. Tuesday, but then postponed that meeting until 3 p.m.

Ahlittia’s mother told deputies she put the girl to bed Friday night and discovered her daughter missing and the front door to their apartment open the next morning.

Neighbors say deputies found Ahlittia’s body early Tuesday morning in a trash container a few blocks from her home, which has not been confirmed by the JPSO.

Deputies are still searching for a person of interest in the case: 20-year-old Matthew Flugence, who is wanted for sexual battery on another young girl in the same neighborhood.