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Body of missing Hays High senior found

The body of a Hays teen missing since Saturday night was found a mile south of Hays at about 3 p.m. today.

Eighteen-year-old Citlatli Adilene Armendariz, missing since she left a gathering in rural Ellis County at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, was discovered in a cluster of trees along Big Creek just west of U.S. Highway 183, according to the Ellis County Sheriff's Department.

More information will be released pending an investigation.

Armendariz was a senior at Hays High School, according to HHS Principal Michael Hester.

Hester said his staff was being informed of the incident Monday night, and the school's crisis team will meet Tuesday morning.

• By DAWNE LEIKER, HDN