Missing juvenile found deceased, Dekalb Co. Sheriff confirms.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference this afternoon in reference to missing 11-year-old Amberly Lee Barnett. Dekalb County Sheriff Nick Weldon said the deceased body of Amberly Lee Barnett was found around d 6:30 AM this morning and no additional details would be released at this time.

The following statement is from Sheriff Nick Welden:At approximately 6:30 am today (March 2) the deceased body of 11-year-old Amberly Alexis Barnett was located.”

“Due to the current investigation, we are limited on the information we are able to release. I can tell you we are diligently pursuing different avenues and Lord willing we will have answers in the upcoming days.”

“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward during this tragic event. Please understand my staff and I will not be answering questions at this time due to the circumstances.”