A 14-year-old suspect was arrested after a 6-year-old girl was found deceased Friday night in Indiana.

By Hollie Silverman and Alaa Elassar, CNN

The girl was reported missing from the area of Chapman St. in New Carlisle, Indiana, around 6:30 p.m. and was found deceased about two hours later, according to a press release from St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit Assistant Commander Dave Wells.

New Carlisle is about 15 miles west of South Bend.

Grace Ross, 6, was founded dead two hours after being reported missing on Friday

According to the South Bend Tribune, the investigation into Grace’s death is open and active and an autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

A neighbor who has lived near the family for 40 years said everyone is shocked by Grace’s death.

‘Right at your back door, you just don’t anticipate anything like that ever happening in your area,’ Kim Huston told WSBT.

The department is not releasing names or additional details at this time, Wells said.

The 6-year-old was found dead in a wooded area near this apartment complex in New Carlisle, Indiana.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call the homicide unit as the investigation is active.

Neighbors who live in the complex near the woods where the girl was found called the incident “disturbing.”

“Very disturbing, very scary, nowadays with things going on you don’t know what’s going to happen. It can happen anywhere, at any time,” neighbor Allie Sadler told CNN affiliate WBND. “I think it’s been very suddenly quiet around here.”

‘She would go up to a stranger on the street and be like, ‘Hi, I’m Grace and I’m 6.”

‘Her smile even showed on her mask,’ said Tara Bush, the principal of the elementary school Grace attended. ‘You could tell she was smiling all the time.’

More than 200 people attended the vigil, placing candles, flowers, and stuffed animals in a gazebo and on a park bench. 

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