Investigation underway after 12-year-old found dead

$20,000 offered for information

Naomi Jones
Naomi Jones

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A 12-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing last Wednesday has been found dead in a creek several miles from her home.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan announced Monday evening that fishermen found Naomi Jones.

Morgan said homicide is suspected, but no arrests have been made. Detectives are interviewing people of interest, but authorities haven't released their names or their relationships to Jones. No cause of death has been announced.

Hundreds of law enforcement officials, members of search groups, local residents and even Naomi's classmates participated in the hunt for her. A $20,000 reward was offered for information that led to her. It wasn't clear if the fishermen who found her body will get the reward.

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