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Body of Texas girl found, FedEx driver arrested

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KDFW FOX 4; NO ACCESS DALLAS-FORT WORTH MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKS; PART MUST CREDIT WISE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEKDFW - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KDFW FOX 4; NO ACCESS DALLAS-FORT WORTH MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWise County, Texas - 2 December 20221. Various of authorities and vehicles at the search sceneANNOTATION: A 7-year-old Texas girl has been found dead, two days after being reported missing. A Fedex delivery driver was arrested in her death.WISE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -MUST CREDIT WISE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEWise County, Texas - 2 December 2022 2. Booking photo of suspect Tanner Lynn HornerKDFW - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KDFW FOX 4; NO ACCESS DALLAS-FORT WORTH MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWise County, Texas - 2 December 20223. SOUNDBITE (English) Sheriff Lane Akin, Wise County:++GRAPHIC AT SOURCE++"We think Athena died within just a very - hour or so, an hour after her departure from her home."KDFW - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KDFW FOX 4; NO ACCESS DALLAS-FORT WORTH MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWise County, Texas - 4 December 20224. Various of woman and little girl near memorial for victim Athena StrandANNOTATION: Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, was arrested on kidnapping and murder charges after confessing to killing the girl. He told authorities where to find her body.STORYLINE:A 7-year-old Texas girl has been found dead two days after being reported missing, and a FedEx driver who made a delivery to her home shortly before she disappeared was arrested in her death. Authorities in Wise County say the body of Athena Strand was found Friday and 31-year-old Tanner Lynn Horner was arrested on kidnapping and murder charges. Horner remained jailed Saturday on $1.5 million bond. Jail records did not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said late Friday that a tip led authorities to Horner.Horner did not know the girl's family, according to Akin, who declined to discuss a motive for the crime.The girl's stepmother had reported her missing on Wednesday from the family home near Paradise on the northwestern outskirts of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.Her body was found near the town of Boyd, about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) southeast of Paradise, a town of about 475 people, Akin said.James Dwyer, acting special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas field office, said FedEx cooperated with investigators.FedEx said in a statement that it is working with law enforcement agencies investigating the case.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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