UPDATE: 2:00 ET- AL.com reports police have found the body of missing 8-year-old Hiawayi D’iland Robinson.
Robinson was last seen walking to her cousin’s house on September 16, 2014 in Prichard, Alabama.
The site reports:
Volunteers cried and hugged each other on Thursday afternoon after the body of a little girl was found on Rebel Road during the search for missing 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson.
Prichard spokeswoman Melanie Baldwin did not confirm that a body had been found. However, Rep. Napoleon Bracy, D-Prichard, told AL.com that the body of Hiawayi had been found.
Around 1 p.m., a statewide missing child alert was cancelled. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Hiawayi had been located.
News of the discovery started trickling down shortly after officials released images of a person of interest in the case. The images were taken on Wednesday, one day after Hiawayi was last seen, Baldwin said.
In the parking lot which served as search headquarters, a volunteer hugged loved ones.
Yvonne Whitlock said she was part of the search party on Thursday and Hiawayi’s body was found behind an abandoned building on Rebel Road.
UPDATE: Body Found of Missing 8-Year-Old Hiawayi D’iland Robinson was originally published on blackamericaweb.com