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A missing four-year-old girl is believed to have been murdered by a cousin and her boyfriend in Kentucky.
Chloe’s cousin Brittney Slaughter, who had custody of the girl, and her boyfriend Adam Hayes were arrested after a body believed to be Chloe’s was found.
Ms Slaughter, 24, and Mr Hayes, 34, have each been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
No details have been given about the discovery of the body, which will be positively identified at autopsy.
Police first announced the case on Tuesday (14 November), labelling Ms Slaughter and Chloe as missing persons. Ms Slaughter was said to be driving a red Mitsubishi.
The car was located on Thursday along with Ms Slaughter “unharmed”.
Mr Hayes was booked into jail that night, followed by Ms Slaughter hours later. They are slated to appear in court for arraignment on Monday and police say additional charges could follow.
Ms Slaughter is being held on $1.5m bond. Mr Hayes, who is facing additional charges of felon in possession of a firearm, marijuana possession and heroin trafficking, is being held on bond of over $1.6m.