Body in Irving believed to be missing 16-year-old girl

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Police believe a body found in Irving near the Trinity River on Saturday is a 16-year-old missing since Thursday.

Earlier, Carrollton police issued a news release asking for the public's help finding Shania Ambriehl Gray, who was last seen at about 4 p.m. Thursday at Hebron High School on the 4200 block of Plano Parkway. Gray is described as 5 feet-2-inches tall and 130 pounds. She was believed to be wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and black Nike shoes.

Later in the day Saturday, the Carrollton Police Department was notified that a body had been recovered in Irving.

Officer Jon Stoval, a Carrollton police spokesman, said the recovered body is believed to be Shania, but police were awaiting official results from the Dallas County medical examiner's office.

"Detectives from the Carrollton Police Department are investigating rapidly developing leads in the case," Stoval said.

According to the news release, Gray is a recent transfer student from Mesquite and was excited about attending Hebron High School.

Police used GPS technology to locate Gray in the area of West Belt Line Road between the Trinity River and MacArthur Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, a news release said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Carrollton police at 972-466-3333.

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547

Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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