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FBI: Missing northern Indiana 11-month-old found dead

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (WISH) – The search for a missing 11-month-old in northern Indiana has come to an end.

The FBI said, during a Thursday morning press conference, the body of Mercedes Lain had been found in Starke County.

The FBI says her parents left her Thursday night with Justin Miller. Then they say the parents reported her missing Sunday.

The child was last seen Saturday morning in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Investigators said the parents left the child with Miller because “they needed a few days off from the child.”

The child’s parents – Tiffany Coburn and Kenny Lain – have been arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent.

Additionally, Justin Miller, who led officers to the child’s body, has been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death. If convicted, the charge carries a possible sentence of 20-40 years in prison.