Body of 13-Year-Old Girl at Center of Amber Alert Found in Dallas
Dallas FBI investigators confirmed early Sunday the death of 13-year-old Shavon Randle, the Lancaster girl who went missing Wednesday and was at the center of an Amber Alert.
In a live Facebook video posted by the City of Lancaster, Eric Jackson, special agent for the Dallas FBI office, stated that officers had found two bodies inside a home in Dallas Sunday morning. The bodies were those of a young female identified as Randle and an unidentified man.
Officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of Kiest Boulevard just before 3 a.m.
There is currently a large police presence outside of the home near the intersection of East Kiest Boulevard and East Illinois Avenue as police continue to investigate.
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FBI Arrests 2 People on Saturday
Lancaster Police and FBI agents arrested two additional people on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of 13-year-old Shavon Le’Faye Randle.
The Lancaster Police Department and the FBI arrested Devontae Owens and Laquon Wilkerson, who was recently identified as an additional person of interest, on Saturday, July 1.
Police continue to search for Michael Titus, considered a person of interest in the girl’s disappearance.
Two other people identified by Lancaster police Thursday as people who may also have knowledge of the abduction, 25-year-old Laporshya Polley and 26-year-old Darius Fields, are said to be talking with investigators. The FBI says the public helped investigators locate them.
Randle was last seen in the 1300 block of Southridge Drive at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. Police issued an Amber Alert that day, indicating she may be in grave or immediate danger.
Police said Wednesday she was taken from her home by an unknown man who they said later called a member of the girl’s family.
“They confirmed that they knew who the victim was and they said, ‘Well, we have her,'” Lancaster Police Department Det. Joseph Brickett said. “Then they called back later on the victim’s cell phone and said, ‘If you call law enforcement, then we’ll harm her.'”
Brickett said investigators were able to trace Randle’s cell phone location for a while before it was turned off. Investigators are checking locations in those areas for photos, surveillance video, or any witnesses who might have seen the girl or the suspect vehicle.
Family Gathers to Pray, Struggles for Answers Amid Disappearance
“It’s hard when we don’t have the answers,” said Randle’s aunt, Laura Roberts, who is also the family’s pastor. “There’s the ‘why,’ there’s the ‘how.’ There are so many questions that are unanswered.”
The family gathered to pray Thursday evening outside the Lancaster home from which Shavon was abducted Wednesday morning.
“I don’t see why anyone would take her,” said Jessie Randle, another aunt. “She’s just bubbly. A lot of joy.”