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FedEx driver kidnapped, murdered 7-year-old Texas girl: police

Driver reportedly delivered package to home around time of girl's disappearance.

December 3, 2022 5:06pm

Updated: December 3, 2022 5:30pm

A 7-year-old Texas girl was found dead on Friday in what police say was a murder committed by a FedEx driver who kidnapped her.

Authorities in Wise County located the body of Athena Strand in the southeastern corner of the county. She had been missing since Wednesday. 

Police have charged 31-year-old Fedex driver Tanner Lynn Horner with her murder. Authorities claim to have obtained "digital evidence" of the crime. They also claimed Horner confessed to the murder. 

Horner is being held on $1.5 million bond.

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