Authorities recover body believed to be missing Missouri girl

NEW YORK Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:38pm EST

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities in Missouri said on Wednesday they have recovered a body believed to be missing 10-year-old girl Hailey Owens, who was abducted a day earlier from a street near her home.

"While she has not been positively identified, we have a high degree of confidence that it is our victim, Hailey Owens," Springfield police chief Paul Williams told a news conference.

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; Writing by Chris Francescani)

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