Homicide Investigation Underway After 5-Year-Old Girl's Body Found

Published 08/20 2016 11:21PM

Updated 08/20 2016 11:24PM

An alert for a child turned homicide in Cass County. 
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old girl around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon warning she may have been abducted in Minnesota.
Hours later authorities say the body of Alayna Jeanne Ertl had been found in Cass County. 
The alleged abductor, Zachary Todd Anderson, was arrested in Cass County. 
Authorities are now calling it a homicide investigation. 
Authorities believe 26-year-old Zachary Todd Anderson took the little girl. 
She was last seen around two this morning when her mom put her to bed. 

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