Naomi Jones, 12, went missing from her Florida home on Wednesday, May 31.

Her mom, Shantara Hurry, thought Jones had gone outside to play hide-and-seek. Then she noticed her daughter’s cellphone on the table and immediately reported her missing to the police.

Sadly, after an extensive five-day search, police officers announced that the young girl’s body had been recovered from 8 Mile Creek in Escambia County, four miles away from her home.

Escambia County Police Department

According to ABC 3, two unidentified men were on their way home from work when they visited the creek to fish. They found a body in the water and reported it to the police.

In a press conference on Monday, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said that the family and the search teams were devastated:

“It’s moments like this in life where I’m reminded that life isn’t fair. You can do everything right and still something goes wrong.”

At this time, the sheriff’s department has a definitive timeline of what happened the day Jones disappeared.

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Posted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fox 10 reports that her final communication was with a friend on a mobile device at 12:21 p.m.

Her cause of death is assumed to be from drowning.

Naomi Jones press conference

Posted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 5, 2017

Sheriff Morgan said the case is being investigated as a homicide:

“We have reason to believe through all the activities that have occurred over the last five days, that we now have sufficient information to pursue some individuals that are persons of interest and may be involved not only in the disappearance of Naomi but might quite possibly be involved in her homicide.”

When asked during a press conference if there was a known motive at this time, Morgan responded that his first priority is finding justice for the sixth-grader and her family:

“We always get asked the question why. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m a sheriff. I’m a law enforcement officer. I don’t care why. You’ve killed one of my citizens. That’s all I’m concerned with. I leave the ‘whys’ to psychologists and script writers. We want to solve this crime and bring to justice the person who took her life.”

On Tuesday, Morgan told reporters that the department will be following up on two “people of interest” who are believed to be involved with the girl’s disappearance.

Posted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 5, 2017

In an interview with ABC 3, he said that the suspects came to light during the course of the investigation; investigators had interviewed more than 300 people since Jones went missing:

“We know they were in the local area at the time. We will take them into custody as soon as possible.”

He said there’s no reason to believe that there’s a killer on the loose. But parents should be concerned regarding the safety of their children:

“Should we be concerned as parents? Of course, all the time. In today’s world you can’t shut social media off. You can’t shut out the images in television and movies where we sexualize children and make them into adults. I want to remind everyone that they are not little adults. They are children. We call them children because they are children. Their minds have not developed.”

Before he finished the interview, Morgan added:

“Today we allow social media and television to raise our children. In the final analysis of this case we’re going to find that — probably as much as anything — this was a huge contributor to the demise of Naomi Jones. And I find that sad. Why? Because I can tell you that I can’t stop that. Law enforcement cannot stop that. Only parents can stop that.”

Family members of the young girl continue to meet near the spot where she was found. The sheriff’s department has requested privacy for the family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

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