body of Athena Strand, seven-year- an old woman from Texas who missing on Wednesday was found 6 miles from her home, authorities said on Friday.
Wise Lane County Sheriff Akin said FedEx truck driver kidnapped Athena and that she probably died within an hour based on on digital evidence and on recognition, according to CBS News.
driverTanner Lynn Horner, 31, is being held at the Wise County Jail. on accusations of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping.
A yellow warning has been issued on Thursday for child, who disappeared last night in Paradise.
According to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, the baby was dropped. off from school with her home in Paradise at 16:30 on Wednesday.
Her stepmother reportedly called the police to report her disappearance around 6:40 p.m. on the day she failed to find Athena. in your room after a fight.
After confirmation of her deathAthena mother posted heartbreaking statement on Facebook calls her a “princess” and her killer “cruel, sick”. monster”.
Heartbroken community mourns the loss
First Baptist Church of Cottondale was a meeting place for volunteers and Athens family while searching for they carried her out This week. Memorial service will be held in the church on Tuesday.
Pastor Charles Pugh spoke with CBS News.
“Your heart goes out to parents. it just So random it seems like what happened then way,” he said.
When news broke what Athena was found deadPew was with her parents.
“He just Kind of numb, I think,” Pugh said. of her father’s reaction. “Disappointing, but he had good spirit.”
At Friday night’s press conference, Sheriff Lane Akin was visibly flustered.
“Our hearts hurt know this child is dead,” he said, “this community not like lose our children and we can see it because of all people who came out and helped us throughout this ordeal”.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 5, 2022 07:15
Destructive news announced on Friday evening
After two days of searching, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin delivered devastating news that Athena body was found Friday night news conference.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 5, 2022 05:15
What happened on day of Athena’s disappearance
Wise County Sheriff’s Office says that seven-year-old Athena Strand went to school and returned to her home in Paradise, Texas at approximately 4:30 pm. on Wednesday.
Her father It was left his wife and daughter in home go hunting, and Athena and her stepmother allegedly quarreled after she arrived home from school.
“We know which was a little of dispute between her and her step-Mother last at night, but that’s not unusual,” Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said. “There was this dispute, then stepmother went to fix supper, come back to get Athena, and Athena was not in her room.”
At approximately 6:40 pm, Athena’s stepmother called 911 when she realized that the little girl was not in not her bedroom, not anywhere else in in house after an hour of searching for her.
Police Issued AMBER Alert and Search for Athena began. Approximately 200 local volunteers community joined law enforcement officers in search at night, Thursday and Friday.
Athens body was found about 11 miles away home.
“Our hearts hurt know this child has died,” Sheriff Akin said during a press conference. on Friday evening. “His one of the most complex investigations in which I participated in because it’s a child. And every time a child dies, it’s just hits you in your heart.”
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 5, 2022 03:15
Suspect expected in court on Monday
Expected Tanner Horner in court on Monday for a detention hearing.
He was sent to the Wise County Jail at 2:00 am. on Friday on thinks of aggravated kidnapping and capital murder of person under age of ten.
His connection set at $1.5 million
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 5, 2022 01:15
Everything we are know about Tanner Horner
According to Wise County Jail records, Tanner Horner was arrested at 2:00 a.m. on Friday on one count of capital murder of a person under 10 years of age and aggravated kidnapping. His connection was set at $1.5 million
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 5, 2022 00:15
video shows investigators surrounding FedEx truck
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 4, 2022 23:15
Mother says her “princess” was taken by the “cruel monster’
Heartbroken mother of Texas schoolgirl Athena Strand described the suspect who supposedly confessed to her murder like “sick, cruel monster” in heartbreaking facebook post.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 4, 2022 22:15
Local school districts will wear pink in show of support
Area school districts will wear pink in support of Athena Strand, her family and local community.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 4, 2022 21:30
Summary: FedEx driver arrested for murder of Athena Strand, 7, postpartum package her home
Athena was probably abducted from her driveway about 200 years ago. yards away from house around 18:00 on Wednesday evening.
Shravasti Dasgupta reports this.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 4, 2022 20:45
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