PHOTOS: Police make grim discovery in search for Santa Cruz girl

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Santa Cruz community went to the beach to mourn the tragic death of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton July 28, 2015.
Dozens of Santa Cruz residents held a candlelight vigil at a beach for 8-year-old Maddy Middleton July 28, 2015, who was found murdered.
Dozens of Santa Cruz residents held a candlelight vigil at a beach for 8-year-old Maddy Middleton July 28, 2015, who was found murdered.
Santa Cruz community members make signs to honor the short life of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton, July 28, 2015.
The Santa Cruz community went to the beach to mourn the tragic death of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton July 28, 2015.
This undated image shows Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl who went missing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Sunday, July 26.
Flowers were left at an apartment complex in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Monday, July  27, 2015 where an 8-year-old missing girl was last seen.
One of the many teams from San Benito County who helped search for 8 yr old Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz. Taken Monday, July 27 2015.
Police held a news conference on the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Monday, July 27, 2015.
This undated image shows a school picture of 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton who went missing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
The picture shows a Memorial held  for 8-year-old  Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl who went missing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
This undated image shows Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl who went missing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Police Chief Kevin Vogel held a news conference on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Santa Cruz, Calif. after officers discovered the body of a young girl in a dumpster.
The family of a Santa Cruz boy who was arrested at the Tannery Arts Center apartments July 27, 2015 became hysterical after his arrest.
Santa Cruz police cordoned off an apartment complex in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Monday, July  27, 2015 in connection with the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl.
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The Santa Cruz community went to the beach to mourn the tragic death of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton July 28, 2015.
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Cruz police announced the arrest of a 15-year-old boy in connection with the disappearance of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton, as a body was discovered on Monday, July 27, 2015 by detectives.

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