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Body of missing 2-year-old found in Mississippi

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-26 20:41:13-04

Update: The body of a Baton Rouge 2-year-old has been found in Mississippi.

According to The Advocate, Nevaeh Allen’s body was found in the remote Logtown area of Hancock County on Sunday. A local coroner confirmed the information to the Sun Herald in Mississippi.

On Saturday, police made an arrest in connection with the missing 2-year-old.

30-year-old Phillip Gardner was arrested Saturday night for his involvement in Nevaeh Allen's disappearance.

Gardner was booked in East Baton Rouge Prison and charged with Unlawful Disposal of Remains and Obstruction of Justice. Baton Rouge Police say this is an ongoing investigation.

According to the Advocate, After two days spent searching for a missing toddler, Baton Rouge police said Sunday afternoon the little girl was presumed dead after detectives interviewed her stepfather and later arrested him for allegedly disposing of her body.

Anyone having information on this investigation is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 38-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

State Police canceled the Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory that was issued on behalf of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

See our original story on the child's disappearance here
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