Missing Girl's Body Found in Ga. Landfill

7-year-old Somer Thompson vanished on Monday
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 6:56 AM CDT
The body of Somer Thompson, who went missing on Monday, was found in a landfill today.   (Thompson family)

(Newser) – A child's body found in a Georgia landfill has been identified as Somer Thompson, a 7-year-old Florida girl missing since Monday. The local sheriff told reporters that police were now in "full investigation mode" after discovering the corpse. Somer, who was identified from her clothes and a birthmark, disappeared while walking home from school—after quarreling with another girl, she walked ahead of the group and was never seen again.