15-year-old arrested in death of 10-year-old Thornton girl

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old Thornton girl.

Kiaya Campbell was reported missing in Thornton on Wednesday. Her body was found Thursday afternoon about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from her father’s house. Investigators said her body had signs of severe trauma.

Kiaya had last been seen with the 15-year-old son of her father’s girlfriend. Police would not confirm if the boy arrested Saturday night was the same one who reported he and the girl had gotten separated during a thunderstorm on Wednesday.

Thornton Police spokesman Victor Avila says the investigation continues. He says because the boy is a juvenile, his name will not be released.

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