Teenage boy charged in death of 10-year-old sister

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Teenage Boy Charged in Death of 10-Year-Old Sister

A 16-year-old boy is being charged in the death of his 10-year-old sister, Isabella Heffernan.

The investigation took place in Fountain, Florida, roughly 30 miles north of Panama City.

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Isabella was last seen around 10 p.m. Saturday, and her family reported her missing around 11:30 a.m. the next day. The Bay County Sheriff's Office found Isabella's body in an open field behind her house around 4:20 p.m. Sunday.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the case of missing child Isabella Heffernan, age 10, who was last...

Posted by Frank McKeithen - Bay County Sheriff on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Authorities didn't say what led them to arrest Isabella's brother, 16-year-old Fredrick Matthew Lochridge. He's been charged with an open count of murder.

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