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Remains Confirmed to be Missing Davenport Child

Davenport Police Department

The search for a missing Davenport child is now a homicide investigation. Wednesday Police Chief Paul Sikorski confirmed the remains found last week near DeWitt in Clinton County were 10 year old Breasia Terrell.

She was first reported missing last July 10th, but searches in the city and nearby areas were unsuccessful. A man she was last seen with, her brother's father, is still in jail for un-related charges.

"In order to maintain the integrity of this investigation, one that's been going on for some nine months now non-stop, I'm not able to comment on any specific investigative details at this time."

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3/31 announcement by Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski

Sikorski says police have investigated hundreds of leads so far, with help from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI. And as they continue to work on the case, local residents can help.

"Patience with us, confidence in us, but also maybe equally if not more important I think, prayers and open arms to the family."

He urged anyone who might have any possible information, no matter how minor it might seem, to call the Davenport Police Department (563-326-6125). 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.