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Missing toddler dies after sex assault

A young girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Sunday morning was pronounced dead shortly after detectives found her underneath a neighbor's bed, police said. Police canvassed the neighborhood after the family of Yoanna Maria Noda, who would have been 2 years old Wednesday, called to say she was missing shortly after 7 a.m Sunday. They found her nearly lifeless body under a neighbor's bed about 9 a.m. after a witness told detectives she saw the two together in a nearby alley that morning, said Miami police spokesman Bobby Navarro. Officers tried to revive the girl, but she was pronounced dead after paramedics rushed her to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Navarro said. An autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death. The neighbor, Alcides Quiles, 28, ran from the scene but was captured after a short chase and charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery, said homicide detective Oscar Tejeda.Razor blade found in Halloween candy

LARGO _ A piece of candy distributed Saturday afternoon during a Halloween party at Ulmer Park contained a razor blade, police said. Police have advised parents to check their childrens' candy from the party carefully and bring it to the Police Department at 100 E Bay Drive if it contains anything suspicious. The candy in wrappers that read "Erlan" was distributed by several people in clown suits during the party, which lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., police said. No arrests have been made. Anyone with questions about the candy should call the Largo Police Department at 587-6717.

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