The body of a missing Polk County girl has been discovered in Lakeland.
Rebecca Ann Sedwick,12, was located around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 315North Eastside Drive, the site of a now-defunct cement company.
According to the sheriff's office, Sedwick was last seen early Monday morning leaving her Arizona Avenue home. It was believed that Rebecca was on her way to school, but she never got onto the bus. It was later discovered sheleft home without her school books. When Rebecca did not return home later in the day, her mother reported her missing shortly after 7 p.m.
Detectives did not immediately specify amanner of death and say the investigation is ongoing.