A teen charged with murder posted a chilling Snapchat selfie before the body of a missing 13-year-old girl was discovered.
Tristyn Bailey, 13, was found dead on Monday (local time) after she was reported missing the day before by her family.
She was last seen at the Durbin Amenity Centre in St Johns County in the US state of Florida about 1.15am Sunday.
She had been wearing a cheerleading skirt and dark coloured shirt.
St Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick told reporters her body was discovered fully-clothed in woodland near Durbin Crossing by a man searching for her.
Teen's chilling police car selfie
A 14-year-old boy, Aiden Fucci, has since been charged with second-degree murder and Hardwick said police believe they both attended the Patriot Oaks Academy school.
Before Tristyn's body was discovered, police held Aiden in a police car where he posted a chilling selfie on Snapchat.
In the photo he is seen doing a peace sign with the caption: "Hey guys has inybody (sic) seen Tristyn lately."
Hardwick said he was aware of the photo but would not comment further.
He also did not specify the cause of Tristyn's death or her movements in the lead up to the alleged murder.
Hardwick said the school both teens attended was grieving following news her body was discovered.
"This community is grieving. Tristyn is not coming back," he said during a press conference.
"They loved her in school, where the person charged for murder [attended]."
As the investigation is still in the early stages, police were hesitant to release more details as witnesses were still being interviewed.
Hardwick said there was no ongoing threat to the community.
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