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Body of 16-year-old girl swept away near Cottonwood found, police say

Faith Moore disappeared in a wash in the Verde Valley area on Saturday night after her car got stranded.

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — The search for a 16-year-old girl who was swept away during monsoon flooding in Yavapai County is over after authorities confirmed her body was found on Wednesday.

Faith Moore disappeared in the Verde Valley area on Saturday night. She was swept away in a wash after her car got stranded, authorities said.

Crews have been searching for Moore since early Sunday morning, and deputies located the body of a young woman in the area.

Police and deputies confirmed during a press conference that it was Moore's body after family members identified her.

A vigil was held on Monday in Cottonwood with members of the close-knit community holding onto hope that Moore might be located alive.

Over 580 people across the state volunteered to look for the teen. Ultimately, she was found along the riverbank of the Verde River.

Watch the full press conference below:

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