The first days: Search, then grief

Published On: Oct 20 2009 01:06:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2009 05:51:50 PM EDT

For two days, helicopters, bloodhounds, hundreds of law enforcement personnel and an untold number of citizens searched for a 7-year-old girl who never made home from school on Monday afternoon. The grim news that her body was found in a southeast Georgia landfill came late Wednesday. View Images

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Seven-year-old Somer Renee Thompson was last seen walking home from school on Gano Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Monday.

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