Shaylyn Ammerman, the Spencer, Indiana, toddler that went missing between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, has sadly been found dead.

Indiana State police found Shaylyn’s body just after 6 p.m. near the White River, just northeast of Gosport. A male, Kyle Parker, 22, has been taken into custody in the case.


Shaylyn Ammerman dead

Shortly before police confirmed the information, Shaylyn’s mother Jessica Stewart told FOX59 her daughter’s body had been found. Various law enforcement agencies have been searching for the toddler since she was reported missing Wednesday morning. She was last seen at the home where her father and grandmother live, in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street in Spencer. During a Thursday afternoon briefing, Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil said the massive search for the 14-month-old girl included search dogs, cadaver dogs, sonar and personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies. He also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was involved in the case. h/t fox59

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An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.