Body of Murdered 3 Year Old Missouri Girl Found In Drainage Ditch

On Tuesday the authorities say that they believe they have found the remains of the little three year old girl in Missouri who was suffocated by her neighbor and dumped in a drainage ditch. The remains were found in a floodway ditch about eight miles from her home. She was last seen riding her pink bike in front of her home on August 6, 2011. According to her parents they have stated that she would not have rode her bike any farther than to the end of the street.

The man who is charged with her murder made his first court appearance on Tuesday. The court has rescheduled his arraignment until August 30th so he will have time to find an attorney but in the meantime he is still in jail with no bond. In addition to first degree murder he is also being charged with tampering with evidence and criminal action. He is not saying why he killed her.

The big question that still remains unanswered is why did the parents let a little three year old ride her bike unsupervised to the end of the road, even how far that would be?