Girl missing in Greece is found dead

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An 11-year-old Bulgarian girl who went missing in southern Greece over the weekend has been found dead, police said today.

Authorities had issued an "Amber Alert" - a notification system for missing children - when the girl disappeared yesterday afternoon.

Police said the child's body was found before dawn today in an agricultural area of southern Greece, and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of being responsible for her death.

No further details were immediately available, but police said an investigation was being carried out and an announcement would be made later in the day.