Body of six year old girl found at Branson, Missouri hotel

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Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:15 PM

(Reuters) - The body of a 6-year-old girl was found at a Missouri hotel on Saturday evening shortly after she was reported missing, police said on Sunday, and her death is being treated as suspicious.

Jasmine Miller was found dead in a room at the Windsor Inn near the city of Branson, a tourist destination in the Ozark Mountains known for its numerous entertainment theaters, many of which feature country music stars.

Police headed to the hotel after receiving a call that Miller had gone missing early on Saturday evening.

Police said they considered her death a homicide and that they had a person of interest in custody. No further details were available.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen, editing by David Evans)