Teenager seen in Buffalo before body found in lake

WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say the investigation into the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl has shifted to the Buffalo area in Dallas County.

The Benton County Sheriff's office says Khighla (KY'-luh) Parks was last seen in Buffalo and something that happened there led to her death.

Officers didn't release any other details about the investigation.

Parks went missing Sept. 20 from her home south of Willard in rural Greene County. Her weighed-down body was found Sept. 30 in Truman Lake.

Benton County officials say Parks was dead when her body was dumped in the lake. But authorities have not said how or where she died.


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