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Body of 10-year-old Cecil County girl found in Port Deposit; person of interest in custody

Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police homicide detectives investigating the death of a missing 10-year-old Cecil County girl, whose body was found in a Port Deposit field Monday evening, said they have a person of interest in custody.

Elena Russo, a State Police spokesperson on the scene, said Tuesday afternoon the person in custody is one of several people they've been questioning.

The victim has been identified as Kami Ring, of the 600 block of Bladen Street in Charlestown, according to a State Police news release.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Investigators continued to comb the area around the intersection of Waibel and Dr. Jack roads into the late afternoon, near where the girl's body was found.

Russo said police dogs were at the scene Tuesday afternoon and the tall grass in the area where the body was found was being mowed.

Police had Waibel Road blocked off by cones where it intersects Dr. Jack Road and Rock Run Road. Typically, Waibel Road has a decent level of traffic, as it's the shortest route people from the Colora area take to Perryville, I-95 and even Harford County via Route 40.

Cars entering Waibel Road from Route 276 (Jacob Tome Highway) were being directed by fire police to detour to Rock Run Road.

Mowing was continuing along Dr. Jack Road late Tuesday afternoon. Two police investigators with metal detectors then covered the mowed areas looking for clues.

Kami had been staying at a home in the 100 block of Waibel Road, where her body was found in a field near a shed, according to the State Police news release. She was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. Monday.

MSP's North East Barrack first responded to the home at 11 a.m. Monday for a report that the girl was missing.

A resident in the home made the call and police were told Kami was last seen at home on Sunday night.

Kami's grandparents and one other person, who is related to the grandmother, live in the home, State Police said. It was later explained, however, the grandparents are not biological grandparents, but are people the girl called her grandparents. A third person was in the house, but Russo did not say what the relationship is to the dead girl.

State Troopers, dogs from the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police, along with Chesapeake Search and Rescue contributed to the search and rescue effort, and crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded to gather evidence.

The Cecil County State's Attorney's Office was also briefed as the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continued the investigation, State Police said Tuesday morning.

Anyone with more information can call the Maryland State Police North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Calls will remain confidential.

Check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates.

Bryna Zumer of The Aegis, Andrea Siegel of The Baltimore Sun and Aegis correspondent Hafiz Rashid contributed to this report.

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