Cops Find Body of Missing SoCal Teen

Chelsea King, 17, buried in shallow grave near lake
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 2, 2010 6:25 PM CST
Cops Find Body of Missing SoCal Teen
Chelsea King, 17, is seen in an undated family photo.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Authorities say a body found in a grave is likely the San Diego County teen who went missing last week. Sheriff William Gore says the body, believed to be that of 17-year-old Chelsea King, was located this afternoon in a shallow grave near a lake north of San Diego.

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King disappeared Thursday; John Albert Gardner III, a registered sex offender, was arrested Sunday and remains in custody without bail for investigation of murder and rape. Authorities have said talks with Gardner have been unproductive. (Read more Chelsea King stories.)

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