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Police search home of missing girl

Police searching for a missing 7-year-old girl went to her family's apartment with a search warrant to investigate child-abuse allegations. Riviera Beach Detective Pat Galligan said Tuesday the abuse investigation was triggered by something the Broward County Sheriff's Office found Monday while inside the home of Pauline Zile, the mother of the missing Christina Holt. Zile reported Saturday that her daughter was abducted from the Swap Shop, a flea market and circus in Fort Lauderdale. Police would not say what they found. "There's abuse there," Galligan said. "This is a brand-new case. This is separate from the missing child (case)." Galligan said police and FBI agents are continuing to treat Christina's disappearance as a missing child case. Investigators have questioned whether Christina was abducted from the Swap Shop, as her mother claimed.

Air Force sergeant

faces murder charges

SHALIMAR _ An Air Force enlisted man has been returned from Hawaii to the Florida Panhandle to face charges he murdered his wife and two children with a machete. Tech. Sgt. Edward Zakrzewski was flown Tuesday to Eglin Air Force Base, his assigned station at the time of the slayings. The bodies of Zakrzewski's wife, Sylvia, 34, and their children, Edward Jr., 7, and Anna, 5, were found June 13 in the couple's Mary Esther home. Police disclosed more details about the killings, including that a rope was found under Mrs. Zakrzewski's mangled body and she had rope marks on her neck consistent with strangulation. Blood was found on a living room couch under one of Zakrzewski's shirts and on socks, believed to be his, that were found in a clothes hamper, investigators wrote in newly filed court papers. The court papers also state a witness heard Zakrzewski threaten to kill his wife and children if she ever tried to leave. Investigators suspect he killed his family after his wife threatened to divorce him and take the children with her to her native Korea.