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Kentucky city’s final missing person, a 13-year-old girl, is found dead


(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) — A 13-year-old girl who was the last person missing in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from the tornadoes has been found dead, officials said Thursday.

Bowling Green initially had 244 people reported missing, police said, and Nyssa Brown was the last person still missing as of Wednesday.

On Thursday, Nyssa’s body was found in a “very dense briar thicket,” Bowling Green police spokesman Ronnie Ward said at a news conference.

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“Search and rescue they worked tirelessly,” Ward said. “We wish the outcome had been different.”

Nyssa’s parents, three siblings and grandmother also died in the tornado, Ward said.

“We just need people to pray,” Ward said.

ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.

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