Police: Body of abducted Florida girl found

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities say the body of an 8-year-old Jacksonville girl abducted from a Wal-Mart has been found at a church.

Charish Perriwinkle had been shopping with her mother Friday night at the northeast Florida store. Sgt. Lonnie Mills of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tells The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/10GLksY ) that the pair was befriended by a man who offered to take Charish to buy a snack.

The man is a registered sex offender. Sheriff’s office spokesman Shannon Hartley said Saturday that the 56-year-old man had been taken into custody after officers surrounded his van.

The sheriff’s office Facebook page says authorities are beginning a murder investigation.

About an hour later, the girl’s body was found at a church.

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