Last week, we shared a story of a missing east Texas girl with hope that someone in our area could help. Now, just two days later, the news is grim.

Cherokee Sheriff James Campbell told local news that a body discovered Saturday night in Bullard is indeed Kayla Gomez Orozco.

Kayla was last seen on Wednesday night at church in Bullard. Investigators received a tip leading them to the home on Old Jacksonville Highway Saturday, where they found the body in a well, according to law enforcement.

Officers have identified a suspect who is already in custody. Members of the girl's family say the jailed suspect is Kayla's cousin, who acts as her uncle, and married into the family.

Our thoughts an prayers are with the family, and the city of Bullard.


[NY Daily News]