Augusta County Sheriff’s Office say investigation reveals 3-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell has died


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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is revealing new information about the disappearance of three-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell, who has not been seen since February.

Travis Brown and Candi Royer were arrested in connection with Cuthriell’s disappearance on Sept. 12 at the Knights Inn in the Borough of South Greensburg, Pa. They are currently being held at the Westmoreland County Prison.

Authorities say that Royer was originally filed as a missing person by the sheriff’s office, but it was later determined that she was an accomplice to the crime with Brown. The two traveled from Virginia to Pennsylvania before being arrested.

Then, on Monday, Sept. 20, the sheriff’s office says investigators executed a search warrant, with help from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at 249 Cattle Scales Road in Augusta County.

According to authorities, investigators interviewed Royer and Brown over the last week and determined that Cuthriell died while in Royer and Brown’s care at that location.

“It is with great sadness that the search for Khaleesi has now turned into a recovery mission,” said Sheriff Donald L. Smith, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities searched tirelessly trying to find the body of the little girl. Later, the sheriff’s office decided to stop establishing search parties due to the information received during the investigation.

“My office has worked closely with the investigators since we became aware of this terrible situation. We are reviewing all of the available evidence and will decide precisely what to charge, and when, based solely on what is best for the ultimate prosecution,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Martin.

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