UPDATE: Amber Alert called off after body of 7-year-old Sask. girl found
The Amber Alert issued for 7-year-old Nia Eastman of Sask., was called off after RCMP found her body today, Nov. 10, 2016.
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November 10, 2016 - 1:07 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The Amber Alert issued for 7-year-old Nia Eastman of Sask., was called off when police found her body today.
The alert was issued this morning after police found her father, Adam Jay Eastman, deceased with self-inflicted injuries.
Police officers found Nia's body in a house in Choiceland, not far from Nipawin Sask., where residents say Adam Jay Eastman rented a house.
"All of us had hoped and prayed Nia would be located safely," RCMP Insp. Jennifer Ebert said during a press conference. "This was not the outcome any of us were hoping for and our thoughts are with her family and the communities."
Nia was supposed to be returned home to her mother by 7 p.m. yesterday, Nov. 9.
"Our investigators are working diligently to determine exactly what took place," Ebert says. "At this point in the investigation, there is no indication anyone else was involved in Nia's death and we are not seeking any suspects."
Adam Jay Eastman's Facebook profile and cover photo was changed on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to a skull and crossbones with text reading: "Leave me alone. I've had enough."
- With files from the Canadian Press.
- This story was updated at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2016 to include new information from Canadian Press.
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