The body of an 11-year-old girl has been found a day after she was reported missing in Alabama.

Amberly Lee Barnett vanished on Friday at about 6pm after last being seen at her aunt’s home in Collinsville.

A dark-colored SUV was seen near the home around the time the little girl disappeared.

Amberly Lee Barnett vanished on Friday at about 6pm after last being seen at her aunt’s home in Collinsville. Her body was found by authorities on Saturday at about 6.30am


Authorities searched for Amberly overnight and located her body on Saturday at about 6.30am.

The DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Walden announced that Amberly’s body had been found during a press conference on Saturday afternoon.

He declined to answer questions about the girl’s death or give specific details.

‘We are diligently, diligently pursuing different avenues,’ he said.

‘My heart is shattered this day in DeKalb County, Alabama. We will go forward and, God willing, we will have those answers.’

Her mother Jonie Barnett posted a frantic message on Facebook after Amberly disappeared, saying someone had taken the girl from her aunt's home

Her mother Jonie Barnett posted a frantic message on Facebook after Amberly disappeared, saying someone had taken the girl from her aunt’s home

Authorities have not released Amberly’s cause of death or where her body was located.

Her mother posted a frantic message on Facebook after Amberly disappeared, saying someone had taken the girl from her aunt’s home.

‘Her phone was left behind and my baby takes it everywhere. Nothing in her phone indicated she was planning to leave!’ her mother Jonie wrote.

‘Amberly is the type to not do anything that she will get in trouble. She would not have ran away or make plans to go off somewhere.

‘A green SUV was seen leaving the driveway!’

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