Great Bend police are trying to determine whether a body found Tuesday in rural Barton County is that of a teenage girl who has been missing from her home since Saturday night.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the body, which was found just outside Great Bend, has not been positively identified.
The girl, Alicia Debolt, 14, was last seen leaving her home in a newer small black SUV at 11 p.m. Saturday, the KBI said.
Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said before the body was found that five agencies were involved in the search for Alicia, and that more than 50 interviews had been conducted since Saturday.
He said investigators were worried because of the length of time she has been missing.
Relatives of the girl told KWCH, The Eagle's news partner, that Alicia was last seen leaving home with a 19-year-old male friend. She had planned to return home by midnight, relatives said.
Relatives said they have since been unable to reach Alicia on her cell phone.
Anyone with information about Alicia's disappearance is asked to call the KBI or Great Bend police. The Barton County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation.