From the Maryland State Police:
(Port Deposit, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a ten year old girl in Cecil County.
The deceased victim is identified as Kami Ring, 10, of the 600 block of Bladen Street in Charlestown, Maryland. Ring was found deceased yesterday evening in a field near a home where she had been staying. The child’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday, troopers from the North East Barrack responded to the 100 block of Waibel Road in Port Deposit, Maryland for a report of the missing ten year old. A resident of the home made the 9-1-1 call. Police were told the child was last seen inside the home on the night of June 9, 2013 when it was assumed she had gone to bed.
During the course of the initial investigation, police learned that Kami had been staying at the Waibel Road residence at the time of her disappearance. Kami’s grandparents and one other individual, related to the grandmother, reside at the home.
State Troopers, K-9 Units from the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police, along with Chesapeake Search and Rescue conducted a thorough search of the area. At 6:20 p.m. yesterday evening, the body of the deceased victim was discovered about sixty yards in front of the Waibel Road residence in a field near a shed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded to gather evidence. Assistance was provided by the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit, the MSP Gang Unit, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, and criminal investigators from the North East Barrack. The Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office is being briefed as the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continues the investigation.
At this time, investigators have several leads and persons of interest. Calls are being taken by the Maryland State Police North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Calls will remain confidential.