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Body of missing NC girl found in pond

Posted on: 9:10 am, December 13, 2012, by , updated on: 09:11am, December 13, 2012

Kayla Campbell (WSOC)

Kayla Campbell (WSOC)

MINT HILL, N.C. — Mint Hill police told WSOC they have found the body of 16-year-old Kayla Campbell in a pond early Thursday.

Police spent Wednesday evening draining a pond on Sable-Cap Road. The girl’s body was found around 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

The cause of her death and the circumstances surrounding her death will be the focus of the investigation going forward, police told WSOC.

Campbell’s parents reported her missing after she didn’t return home on Sunday.

On Monday, police found Campbell’s cellphone near a pond close to Pumpkin Way Drive where her mother said Kayla liked to take photos, according to WSOC.

Read more: WSOC