(CNN) — Louisiana authorities said Tuesday they found the body of a missing 6-year-old girl, stabbed and stuffed in a trash can down the street from her home.
Ahlittia North had been missing since Saturday morning. Her mother awoke to find her gone from their apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey.
Late Tuesday night, authorities charged Matthew Flugence, the nephew of Ahlittia’s stepfather, in the girl’s death.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Flugence, 20, often babysat for her.