Body of East Texas girl, 10, found in well, relative held

BULLARD, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a 10-year-old East Texas girl reported missing from church has been found dead in a water well and a relative was held as the lone suspect in the slaying.
 
Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says firefighters Sunday recovered the body of Kayla Gomez-Orozco of Tyler from a well beside a home near Bullard. Smith says a male resident - the only suspect - was jailed without bond on a federal immigration hold.
 
Kayla was last seen Tuesday night at a church in Bullard, 100 miles southeast of Dallas. Smith says the investigation led to the relative's home several miles away. The body was located Saturday.
 
Smith declined to release a cause of death or a possible motive, pending charges.
 
The suspect's name and relationship to Kayla weren't released.
 
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