Cops searching for missing Fla. girl find a body By RON WORD, AP 36 minutes ago Loading... Share No Thanks Must Read?Thank YouYes 627 This undated photo released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sho... Email Story Discuss Print Digg Del Plaxo ORANGE PARK, Fla. Authorities searching for a missing 7-year-old north Florida girl said they found the body of a young child in a Georgia landfill Wednesday, but it has not yet been identified. Clay County, Fla., Sheriff Rick Beseler first said the body was a female, but then corrected himself and said he couldn't yet confirm the gender. The parents of Somer Thompson, who has been missing since Monday, have been notified. The body was found by Clay County detectives who followed garbage trucks from the girl's neighborhood to Folkston, Ga., just north of the Florida state line. Beseler said investigators searched through 100 tons of garbage before finding the partially covered body. He did not give any other details about the discovery. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was helping with the investigation and planned to conduct an autopsy on the body Thursday in its Savannah office, spokesman John Bankhead said. "We all need to say a prayer for Somer's family," Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said at a press conference announcing the discovery. Somer vanished on her mile-long walk home from school Monday in Orange Park. She was squabbling with another child, and her sister told her to stop. The girl got upset, walked ahead of the group and wasn't seen again. Orange Park is a suburb of Jacksonville just south of Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The area where the girl disappeared is a heavily populated residential area with homes, apartment complexes and condominiums. Investigators said before the body was discovered they suspected foul play in her disappearance. "We want to find who did this and bring them to justice," the sheriff said. Earlier Wednesday, the girl's parents made emotional pleas for their daughter to be returned home safely. "Somer, you're not in trouble if you're scared, just come home," Diena Thompson said on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday. "And if somebody has her, please, please bring her back to us. She belongs with her family." Father Sam Thompson, who lives in Graham, N.C., also pleaded for her safe return. "Somer, your daddy Sam loves you unconditionally. Stay strong and don't give up the fight or the hope that we're going to be a family again. I love you," he said. **** Could this be Haleigh Cummings and not Somer?