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East Texas girl, 8, found dead behind her home

ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an eight-year-old girl found dead in a wooded area behind her home.

The family was at a bar-b-que with several neighboring families, when according to investigators, Tori Blair Wilson, had forgotten something out in the woods, went back to get it, and did not return.

About an hour after she left, family and friends began searching for her.

A Deputy was dispatched to a medical emergency. When the Deputy arrived, EMS and first responders were working on the girl about 80 yards behind the home, where her body was discovered.

This is described as a wooded area where the kids play. Local kids call it their "club house."

Investigators have ruled the case as an "equivocal death."

According to Vernon J. Geberth, Former Commander with the Bronx Homicide department, "Equivocal death investigations are those inquiries that are open to interpretation. There may be two or more meanings and the case may present as either a homicide or a suicide depending upon the circumstances.  The facts are purposefully vague or misleading as in the case of a "staged crime scene."  Or, the death is suspicious or questionable based upon what is presented to the authorities.  The deaths may resemble homicides or suicides, accidents or naturals.  They are open to interpretation pending further information of the facts, the victimology and the circumstances of the event."

You can read Geberth's article by clicking here.

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