Officers learned the mother of the victim found the missing child in the backyard and the child appeared to be dead, authorities said.
Officials determined the child was stabbed multiple times and was deceased when they arrived at the scene.
Investigators believe the child was stabbed inside the residence and then her body was moved to the back of the house.
She was booked into the Halifax County Detention Center and is being held without bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 25.
In a statement, Sheriff Tyree Davis said, “This is such a sad incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
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The case remains under investigation and the motive for the stabbing is unclear.
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