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May 19, 2010 2:39 PM

Body retrieved from ditch in Greeley

Greeley police have retrieved a body from an irrigation ditch, about a mile from the home of a missing sixth-grader.

There was no immediate indication of whether it was the body of Kayleah Wilson, who was last seen March 28 while walking to a friend's house for a birthday party.  Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says the body is too badly decomposed to determine if it is a male or female.  He says a worker checking the ditch for problems after heavy rain Tuesday found the body Wednesday morning.

It's unclear how long the body has been at that spot. Tymkowych says searchers had checked the ditch before while looking for Kayleah. He says investigators planned to use dental records and possibly DNA and hair fibers to identify the body.

The photo is courtesy of the Greeley Tribune.

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