Body of missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl found

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Gaston County police say they have found the remains thought to be those of a missing 3-year-old girl, and that the boyfriend of the girl’s mother is charged in her death.

Online records show 25-year-old William Joseph McCullen is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Ann Dumont, who was reported missing from her Bessemer City home on Monday. McCullen is jailed without bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

Officials say McCullen, who was caring for the child, told police he last saw the girl around 1 p.m. Monday and notified authorities when he realized she was missing. Searchers looked for the child until late Monday night.

Gaston County Police Chief Joseph Ramey told volunteers Tuesday morning that a child’s remains had been found.

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