6 Year Old Ahlitta North Missing Since in 7/12/13 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (Update: Found Deceased in Garbage Can) … Rest in Peace
Six year old Ahlitta North has been missing since Friday, July 12, 2013 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Ahlitta North was last seen Friday night at 11 p.m. in her home in the 2900 block of Destrehan Avenue in Harvey just before bed. However, what happened after that is unknown. But around 8:30 Saturday morning, the family discovered the child was missing prompting a search by authorities, friends and family. There were no signs of a forced entry. The stepfather Albert Hill discovered the child missing and the front door unlocked. He had stated that he thought he had locked the door that night, “the door was unlocked, and I know I locked the door, the burglary bars and the regular door.”
“I’ve been walking from door to door, even asking people on the street to spread the word. This child missing is six-years-old. My questions is, she’s six-years-old, how did she get out the house?” said church member Darrel Henderson.
“There was no signs of forced entry,” said Col. Johnny Fortunato of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Fortunato said several personal items of the child’s were also missing. Ahlitta has braided shoulder-length hear and was last seen wearing a gray tank top with pink pajama pants.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this child or about her disappearance is asked to contact the JPSO Missing Persons Bureau at 504.364.5300 or Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips also can be texted to Crimestoppers at C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS and then the crime information.
UPDATE I: A sad a terrible conclusion in the case of missing 6 Year Old Ahlitta North. Authorities found the girls body stabbed and stuffed in a trash can down the street from her home in Jefferson Parish. The police have issued an arrest warrant for Matthew Flugence, the nephew of Ahlittia’s stepfather. Flugence’s 21 year old brother Russell was also arrested for obstruction of justice in the case. Authorities state that Russell Flugence had information about the crime that he didn’t come forward.
Louisiana authorities said Tuesday they found the body of a missing 6-year-old girl, stabbed and stuffed in a trash can down the street from her home.
Ahlittia North had been missing since Saturday morning. Her mother awoke to find her gone from their apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Matthew Flugence, who is the nephew of Ahlittia’s stepfather and who often babysat for her, Sheriff Newell Normand said.
After she was reported missing Saturday, investigators spent all day combing her neighborhood, looking in alleys, Dumpsters and boarded-up fourplexes. They found a pool of blood in one of the buildings, Normand said, and when DNA results came back Monday evening showing the blood belonged to Ahlittia, investigators searched the area again.
That’s when they found the girl’s body in a garbage can, wrapped in a blanket from her house and covered in a garbage bag, Normand said.
Investigators looked at the garbage can during their first search of the neighborhood, so they know the body was put inside sometime after Saturday — but they still don’t know when, he said.