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Florida man, 22, allegedly raped 10-year-old girl he met through Snapchat, police say

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl he met through Snapchat, investigators said.

Austin Altman, 22, drove to pick up the child in nearby Hernando County on Saturday and drove her back to his home in Spring Hill, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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Authorities said the man took the girl — without any consent from her parents — and allegedly raped her “anally, vaginally and orally.” The 10-year-old asked Altman to stop “at least four times,” according to the arrest report, but “he did not stop.”

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Austin Altman, 22, allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl he met on Snapchat, law enforcement officials said. (Pasco County Sheriff’s Office)

The girl told investigators Altman “held her down with his hand on her throat” as he allegedly assaulted her.

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Someone reported the child missing to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and claimed the child was with Altman. When a Pasco deputy went to check Altman’s home, he allegedly said he was home alone and claimed he didn’t know the child.

The girl was found in Altman’s bedroom, officials said. Altman later told deputies he met the child on Snapchat and admitted to picking her up, and having “sexual intercourse” with her.

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He was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a child and interference with custody. He was also charged with violating probation, as he had been arrested on a felony charge of forced entry in September 2018.

As of Tuesday, Altman was being held at a jail in Land O’Lakes without bail.

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California man confesses to 4 murders, shows up at police station with one victim’s body: cops

A California man drove more than 200 miles to tell police he had a dead body in his car and three more at his Roseville home — all of whom he had killed, law enforcement officials said Monday.

The man, who has not yet been identified by authorities, walked into the lobby of the Mt. Shasta Police Department just after noon on Monday to report he had murdered four people at his apartment in Roseville, about 212 miles away.

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The man told cops one of the victims was inside his car, which was parked outside.

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An adult male walked into the lobby of the Mt. Shasta Police Department (left) just after noon on Monday to report that he had murdered four people at his apartment in Roseville, about 212 miles away (right).  (Google)

Officers confirmed the man’s story after locating the body inside his vehicle and he was immediately taken into custody, according to a news release.

The Roseville Police Department was notified and officers were dispatched to the suspect’s apartment in the 1800 block of Junction Blvd., where cops discovered the other three bodies.

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Police have yet to identify the four victims, but investigators did say the suspect and victims were “known to each other.”

Roseville police have taken over the investigation.

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Combat troops at higher risk for opioid and heroin abuse, study says

American troops exposed to combat face a higher risk of abusing heroin and prescription opioids than service members who weren’t, according to a paper published last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study, titled “Did the War on Terror Ignite an Opioid Epidemic?,” concluded that opioid abuse among veterans who saw combat was 7 percentage points higher than those who were deployed but never engaged with the enemy.

The authors also noted that heroin use among the same group of veterans was 1 percentage point higher than those who didn’t see action.

Resul Cesur, associate professor of healthcare economics at the University of Connecticut, told Military Times he and his colleagues wanted to understand the relationship between nearly two decades of war with veterans and the opioid crisis.

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Staff Sergeant Matthew Pick, 66th Security Forces Squadron, holds a nasal applicator and naloxone medication vial, designed to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Hanscom is the first U.S. Air Force installation to issue the drug to law enforcement personnel under permission of the base commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

“We have an opioid epidemic in the military population. That is well known. And nearly three million deployed since 9/11, so what is the impact of this combat?” Cesur asked. “We wanted to know if it was driven by combat or by some other selection factor. For example, are people who are prone to opioid abuse drawn to enlist? … Our evidence shows strong evidence that the reason why so many military people are using opiates is because they are exposed to combat.”

Cesar noted about a third of opioid abuse among the military and veteran communities stems from injuries suffered during war. Nearly 58 percent of heroin abuse was also linked to war injury, they found.

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Many veterans have been prescribed opioids upon being discharged from a hospital and many continued to take them for a prolonged period, the study concluded.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reported in 2015 that it saw a 55 percent rise in opioid use among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, according to the Times. Between 2010 and 2016, nearly 6,500 hundred veterans in the VA health care system died of opioid-related causes.

In fiscal year 2016, the VA reported treating around 68,000 veterans for opioid addiction.

Among active military members, The Army and Marine Corps had the highest rates of heroin use, followed by the Navy and Air Force. However, drug use in the military is still relatively rare.

The study comes at a time when many opioid manufacturers are facing scrutiny over their role in exacerbating the opioid epidemic that has killed thousands and ravaged communities. Multiple states and communities are suing Purdue Pharma — maker of OxyContin — over the pharmaceutical giant’s aggressive marketing model for drugs that netted the company billions.

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On a positive note, the study’s researchers said pain medication prescriptions, opioid-related hospitalization stays and age-adjusted opioid death rates dropped in states where medical marijuana is legal, the Times reported.

“While marijuana legalization is certainly not a silver bullet, evidence that marijuana and opioids are substitutes suggests that access to medical marijuana may provide an alternative, less addictive, and less unhealthy means of treating pain,” they wrote.

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Former Georgia police officer found not guilty of killing unarmed naked man, convicted of other charges

A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty Monday of killing a naked, unarmed Afghanistan war veteran who was mentally ill.

Robert “Chip” Olsen was convicted by DeKalb County jurors of aggravated assault and other charges but was spared from two felony murder charges.

He faces up to 35 years in prison. Olsen’s wife, Kathy, left the courtroom crying as the verdict was read. Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson set Olsen’s bond at $80,000 and ordered him to wear an ankle monitor and adhere to a curfew.

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Robert “Chip” Olsen is escorted out of the courtroom after being found not guilty of felony murder for his trial in front of DeKalb County Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga. ,on Monday. Olsen was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could potentially send him to prison for more than 30 years. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Olsen was charged in the death of Anthony Hill, 26, an Air Force veteran who’d received diagnoses of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The former officer responded to the Chamblee apartment complex March 9, 2015, after the property manager called the police saying Hill was half-naked and acting strangely.

Hill’s parents asked the judge to deny any bond.

“It’s been four years that we’ve been waiting for this,” said his mother, Carolyn Giummo. “My son is no longer here. … I just feel like it’s time now.”

Hill was squatting when Olsen arrived and ran toward his patrol car, several witnesses testified.

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Olsen yelled,  “Stop! Stop!” before shooting Hill twice, witnesses said. Prosecutors alleged Olsen used unnecessary deadly force, while defense attorneys argued he had little information about the situation and was frightened.

They said he had mere seconds to make a tough decision.

The verdict came days after a judge sentenced former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his apartment in September 2018. Guyger claimed she mistook Jean’s unit for hers and thought he was a burglar.

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Carolyn Giummo reacts as the jury reads the verdict for the Robert “Chip” Olsen trial in front of DeKalb County Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga. on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston cited the difficulties in prosecuting police officers in cases similar to Olsen’s.

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“I can’t speculate as to what was in all those jurors’ minds, but I think all of you know that these cases are very difficult, not just here in Georgia but across the United States,” Boston said.

In addition to aggravated assault, Olsen was convicted of violating his oath of office and one count of making a false statement. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 1.

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Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel

Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction partially collapsed over the weekend, voicing concern about two heavily damaged cranes that were in danger of falling down, officials said Monday.

“We’re still in rescue mode,” said New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell during a news conference. “Our teams are once again, they’re back in the building for the fifth time today. We think we’re close to an area” where the missing person might be, but “we do not have confirmation.”

City leaders were also concerned about rain possibly hampering rescue efforts and causing the structure to further collapse.

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This aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans, Saturday. Officials said two damages cranes are hampering rescue efforts to locate a missing worker. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

McConnell said the evacuation zone was slighted widened in response to the vulnerable cranes, as workers continue to move with search dogs through the unstable structure.

“The crane that looks damaged, we’ve known about,” he told reporters. “The engineers determined that the other crane is just as risky.”

Collin Arnold, the city’s Homeland Security director, said experts have been called in to help stabilize the structure and cranes.

“These cranes are both in a bad situation,” he said. “We have great minds here and a lot of equipment coming in. It’s just going to be a matter of time before we can figure out a game plan.”

At least 30 people were hospitalized and two people were killed after Saturday’s collapse. More than 100 people were working on the construction site near the French Quarter when the building gave way.

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A rescued worker, left, and a firefighter look back at the damaged building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)

Large sections of the area near the damaged site remained closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said utilities were cut off to nine major businesses in the area and 37 families have been put up at hotels.

She said the city will cooperate with an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) investigation into what went wrong.

“We’re going to be as cooperative as necessary, to the fullest extent,” Cantrell said Monday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Handbag company on a mission to help jobless rate in military communities

While the national unemployment rate dropped to a record low last month, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are struggling to find jobs, according to the most recent report from the Labor Department.

The jobless rate among post 9-11 veterans rose from 3.9 to 4.5 percent over the last year — an exception to a report that showed veteran unemployment as a whole dipped slightly during the same time period.

One small business is on a mission to address the problem by hiring veterans and military spouses and affording them the flexibility of “working from home” — meaning from wherever military life may take them.

“Being a military family, you’re going to move every two to three years on average,” said Cameron Cruse, one of the founders of the North Carolina-based handbag company, R. Riveter. “You have to uproot your life and find a new job and a new identity. It takes so much every time you do it that a lot of times military people just give up.”

Cruse, 31, and co-founder, Lisa Bradley, 34 — both military spouses with master’s degrees — are no ordinary self-starting entrepreneurs. They are a formidable combination of yin-and-yang who founded R. Riveter, which provides a vital livelihood for spouses of the U.S. military who otherwise would be struggling to find meaningful work.

“We wanted to be part of the solution,” said Bradley, who’s had to move five times in six years.

Using a few scraps of leather and a single sewing machine from the attic of Cruse’s home, R. Riveter was born in 2011. Eight years later, the company — named after Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of World War II representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war — is nothing short of an American success story.

“If you’d have told us then that we were going to take on manufacturing retail and military spouse unemployment, I would have told you, ‘you’re crazy,’” Cruse laughed.

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The company founded by Lisa Bradley, left, and Cameron Cruse provides work opportunities for U.S. military spouses.

From Washington state to Ohio to Florida, some 50 women — known as “Riveters” — cut and sew individual parts of the bags from home and then mail them to the company’s headquarters in Southern Pines, N.C., where workers assemble the pieces in the warehouse.

The finished products are finely crafted leather and canvass handbags sold online and in R. Riveter’s local flagship store. Each bag is stamped with its own unique Riveter ID number and named after an American heroine, such as Margaret Corbin, the first woman to fight in the Revolutionary War and the first woman to receive a military pension from Congress.

“We wanted a different work-from-home opportunity for, really, the modern-day woman who is trying to do it all,” Bradley said.

“This light bulb went off for us when we thought about all the military families struggling out there — asking what happens when my spouse moves or he or she is deployed or in training and I have to go home and take care of my kids? What about my job?” Cruse added. “And, there was the idea — mobile, flexible income for military spouses.”

“The most important thing about what we do is that military spouses get to make parts and pieces from wherever the military takes them and then they continue to take that work with them wherever they go,” she continued. “So, they get to move from Georgia to Colorado to Washington state and then back to Georgia and never have to let go of that job and that R. Riveter community that they’ve become a part of.”

After an appearance in 2016 on ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank,” billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, invested $100,000 into the company, which saw sales increase from $300,000 to $2.4 million.

Now, a third of every dollar spent on the company’s merchandise goes to a military family in need — a detail that caught the attention of Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the North Carolina factory in November 2018 and lauded the company for creating a business model that “allows [military] spouses to work for them no matter where they live in the U.S.”

For each Riveter, the opportunity to work remotely and provide a steady income, while also becoming part of a nationwide network of other military spouses, has been life-changing.

“It gives me an identity — it gives me something that I can take pride in, knowing that this is going to be a gift and somebody is going to be able to enjoy it for a long time coming,” said Jennifer Campos, a busy mother of five who lives at Fort Benning in Georgia and whose husband has been deployed overseas.

“It’s my own little corner in the world to sit there and enjoy sewing,” Campos said. “And, I’m able to stay home and still be that stay-at-home mom for my kids, which I did for 13 years before I applied to work for R. Riveter.”

Scotty Geonetta-Inge, who joined the Army when she was 20 and whose husband has been active-duty military, praised the opportunity to work for a company that understood the struggles of military families.

“Being a single mom a lot, with a spouse that’s often gone, this company has helped tremendously because they work around our schedules,” Geonetta-Inge said. “It’s definitely filled a void for me.”

She added, “It also helps out a lot financially. I’m able to keep my daughter in day care. I also have a special needs child. Just working here part-time is so beneficial.”

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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited the factory in North Carolina in November 2018.

For Bradley and Cruse, the drive to start their own company has represented a cause greater than themselves.

“This was always for a greater purpose,” Bradley said. “You’re taking on the employment of other people and that just takes it to a whole other level. Failure is not an option.”

“It’s really neat that you can still start something from nothing in America,” she added. “That drive to make a difference and the passion for what you’re doing, you can start from an attic and you can grow a business with just that.”

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Maryland police officer shot, killed in Montgomery County parking garage

A police officer in Maryland died Monday morning after he was discovered shot in a parking garage just outside the nation’s capital, officials said.

The Montgomery County Police Department said the incident happened just before 9 a.m. in downtown Silver Spring, north of Washington, D.C., after the officer was investigating the report of a “disorderly subject.”

Other officers who arrived to provide backup found the officer wounded on the garage’s top floor. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died, said Marcus Jones, the acting Montgomery County Police chief, at a news conference.

Jones identified the officer as Thomas J. Bomba, 38, a 13-year veteran of the department who was assigned to the 3rd District.

“Officer Bomba was a very dedicated officer who worked in downtown Silver Spring,” Jones said. “We have typically been made aware of many different types of crimes that occur in downtown and Officer Bomba always been actively involved on patrol and addressing a lot of the concerns that have occurred in downtown Silver Spring.”

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A police officer was found shot in a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring, Md., on Monday morning. (Fox 5)

The incident spawned a massive police response in Silver Spring, with aerial images showing dozens of police vehicles in the parking garage where the shooting unfolded.

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The incident caused a massive emergency response in downtown Silver Spring, closing several roads. (Fox 5)

Tactical teams and officers also were seen sweeping different levels of the garage. No suspects have been detained and no descriptions of possible suspects were available, Jones said.

At an earlier media briefing, Montgomery County Police Captain Thomas Jordan said, “to describe this as an all-hands-on-deck operation would be an understatement.”

Jones said the case was being investigated as a homicide, but he also said there was no indication of an “ongoing” public safety threat.

He said Bomba was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting but was not sure if it had been activated. The officer’s weapon turned up at the scene but it was not clear if he returned fire, Jones told reporters.

Investigators were working with nearby businesses with surveillance cameras to see if any recorded the shooting, Jones said.

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Some roads in the area were closed to traffic and students at several schools were sheltering in place earlier Monday, Fox 5 reported.

Bomba left behind a wife and two children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Texas inmates nabbed after escaping from federal lockup to go on booze run: police

Four Texas federal prison inmates were nabbed over the weekend after escaping to go on a booze run, authorities said.

The quartet was caught late Saturday after being seen leaving the grounds of the Federal Prison Camp in Beaumont and cutting through a ranch, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

“The inmates ran when they saw the Law Enforcement Officers step out of the brush,” the news release said. “All four inmates were quickly taken into custody.”

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Authorities say these four inmates were caught after they escaped from the federal prison camp in Beaumont, Texas, Saturday, to go on a booze run. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

At the time, the officers were conducting surveillance behind the prison after “repeated reports of prisoners continuing to escape and bring contraband back into the prison complex,” according to the news release.

The confiscated contraband included bottles of whiskey and cell phones, the news release said.

Julian Lemus, 34, Robert Young, 45, Leo Martinez 25, and Silvstre Rico, 35, were charged with escape after U.S. Marshals took custody of them.

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The camp is a minimum-security lockup.

In July, two inmates serving long sentences on drug convictions escaped from the camp—but never came back. They haven’t been caught, according to KDFM-TV.

The station reported that it had documented numerous times in the past 18 months where prisoners go in and out to pick up contraband left for them.

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In January, a Beaumont prisoner was arrested after deputies caught him trying to sneak back into the camp with snacks, alcohol, tobacco and cooked food.

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Massachusetts owl survives after being struck by car, trapped in grille

Massachusetts cops quickly cracked this whodunit after an owl was discovered inside the grill of a vehicle that had inadvertently hit the bird.

“Crickey! Add this to the list of things you don’t see every day,” the Franklin Police Department reported Sunday after two officers assisted a driver who struck an owl on I-495 Saturday night.

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“With help from the Animal Control Officer the owl was freed and brought to Tufts University North Grafton Campus School of Veterinary Medicine, where it is expected to make a full recovery,” officials said.

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Police released photos showing the dazed owl in quite a predicament, Boston’s NBC affiliate reported.

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The images show the bird trapped in the vehicle’s grille.

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The incident prompted the department to issue a safety advisory to drivers: “With the seasons changing we want to remind people to always lock their car doors, never leave money or valuables out in the open, and most importantly, check your cars for woodland creatures before driving.”

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Alabama Amber Alert: Police detain man for questioning after 3-year-old taken from birthday party

A person of interest was taken into custody Sunday night in the case of a 3-year-old Alabama girl believed to have been abducted from a birthday party this weekend – but the child’s whereabouts remain a mystery.

Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was last seen Saturday at her home in Avondale, where witnesses say she was “picked up at a birthday party by an unknown male/female in a dark SUV,” according to an Amber Alert. Investigators later released surveillance photos of a vehicle and an unidentified man before announcing Sunday night that both had been found – and the individual was being held for questioning, FOX10 reported.

“I feel a little better that they got him but the search goes on because Cupcake still isn’t home,” the girl’s father, Dominic McKinney, told AL.com. “We’re still not stopping. I feel better that they caught him, I do, but until I see that baby, they can catch him all day.”

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Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was last seen Saturday in Avondale.(Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

The SUV seen in the surveillance photos was found parked at a condominium complex about 10 miles away from McKinney’s home. Residents living there told AL.com they called 911 after they identified the car and determined the man in the photos was their neighbor.

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“An abduction like this, a child just being taken off the street, is in no way common to the city of Birmingham,’’ Birmingham police Deputy Chief Scott Praytor told AL.com. “We’re trying to make sure we get this child back to her family.”

He said police are treating the disappearance as an abduction by a stranger, but haven’t ruled out other possibilities.

McKinney is described as having brown hair and brown eyes, measuring 3-feet tall and weighing 60 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink Minnie Mouse shirt.

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Dominic McKinney also says his daughter is sweet and lovable — and “ain’t the girl that’s going to get in the car with just anybody.”

“We have a family that is very upset, friends that are very upset, a community that is very upset right now,’’ Praytor told AL.com. “We will remain on this case until we find Kamille.”

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