Girl, 10, Found Dead In Trashcan

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (November 2, 2013) The body of a 10-year-old girl has been found in a trashcan at a metro Atlanta apartment complex, police say.

Gwinnett County, Ga., police said in a statement that a man called 911 at 3:43 a.m. Saturday and said he was suicidal.

He also said that his daughter drank some type of chemical and was dead.

Officers responding to the call found the girl's body in a trashcan at the Lawrenceville apartment complex.

The girl's body was badly burned, police said.

Police are treating the death as a homicide.

They say they were questioning the girl's father and have searched his apartment, but he hadn't been charged.

The names of the girl and father weren't immediately released.

An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of the girl’s death.

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