The mom of a girl who police believe was kidnapped and killed by a FedEx driver has shared an agonizing tribute to her late daughter.
On Friday, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin announced that the body of seven-year-old Athena Strand was found southeast of the city of Boyd, roughly 11 miles away from her father’s home.
As reported by NBC News, Athena Strand was reported missing from her father’s Paradise home on Wednesday evening (roughly 40 miles northwest of Fort Worth). The news of the girl’s disappearance prompted a community-wide search involving approximately 200 volunteers from the area.
“We knew early on in the investigation that there had been a FedEx driver, made a delivery in front of the house, about the same time that little Athena, 7-year-old Athena, came up missing,” Akin told reporters.