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Authorities: Buried girl had been beaten, starved and caged
14-year-old had been dead for roughly 2 months when her body was found in the backyard, near her brother's
Effingham County Sheriff's Office
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — More grim details have emerged in the two months since sheriff's deputies found the bodies of a 14-year-old girl and her brother buried in their backyard. An investigator revealed in court that the girl was starved, beaten and kept bound and naked in a dog cage as punishment by her father and stepfamily.
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