Missing girl found dead, father arrested

SPENCER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma City police say a 6-year-old girl reported missing yesterday has been found dead and her father arrested.

Lt. Don Holland says the body of 6-year-old Denise Anderson was found during the night in a wooded area near Star-Spencer High School just east of Oklahoma City.

Holland says the girl's father - 23-year-old Matthew Peoples - has been arrested on a murder complaint.

The girl was reported missing yesterday afternoon by her mother. Police say Peoples initially said he had dropped the child off at the mother's house but later confessed to killing her and told officers where to find the body.

A motive for the killing has not been released.


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