WATKINS, Minn. (WCCO) — A community is mourning the loss of a 5-year-old girl whose body was found after an AMBER Alert prompted a state-wide search.

The Meeker County sheriff says investigators found Alayna Ertl’s body in Cass County several hours after she was abducted from her home in Watkins early Saturday morning.

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It is a 150-mile drive between where she went missing to where she was found.

Officers say 26-year-old Zach Anderson of Coon Rapids took the girl from the home where he was staying as a guest of her parents. Now Anderson is in custody awaiting murder charges.

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For a town with only around 1,000 people, this summer they’ve seen immeasurable pain.

A tornado that ripped through a care facility and ousted dozens from their homes. And now this.

Little Alayna Ertl was taken in the night as her parents slept. Officers believe a family friend murdered her.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up to donat e in Alayna’s honor and help with funeral expenses.

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield