Young girl found dead days after leaving to buy a coloring book

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Shevy McGiffin walked to the store to buy a coloring book and never came back.

The 13-year-old from Clarion, Pa., left her house on Friday and never returned, according to a statement from Pennsylvania State police. Her body was found two days after she disappeared.

Her body was found in a stream in a forest near her house.

McGiffin's father, Andrew Schneider, told ExploreClarion.com that she wanted to make the three-minute walk to Dollar General by herself -- something she often did.

Employees confirmed they saw the girl buy a coloring book Friday night.

"She is a very lovable girl. She would never run away," Schneider told ExploreClarion.com. "She loves her family. She loves her mom. She loves her dad."

He told police he believes his daughter was abducted.

Police said Schneider handed out fliers asking for information about his missing daughter while they began to search for her.

On Sunday afternoon, a member of the Clarion Volunteer Fire Department who helped search for McGiffin found her body, police said.

Tina Schneider, McGiffin's mother, told police someone had been seen talking to a man in a Buick and that she may have been kidnapped, according to WPXI-TV.

State police told the station that an autopsy conducted Monday revealed the McGiffin drowned, and no foul play is suspected in her death.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

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