The body of a seven-year-old girl who went missing at the weekend has been found in an open field near Struanway.
Family members say the girls, who were at home with Sonia’s grandmother Regina Payi, decided to sneak out to buy chips.
The younger child said they were close to the shop when a man dressed in black approached them and asked for Sonia to accompany him.
He gave the six-year-old 50 cents, told her to buy sweets and walked away with Sonia. The other child went to the shop.
Details are still sketchy as to how the girl had died.
More on this story in The Herald tomorrow.