The sheriff spoke to reporters after her body was found. It is one of the most difficult investigations I have been involved in. It just hits you when a child dies.

The FedEx driver is thought to have taken the child from the woman's driveway, which is about 200 yards away. The contract driver for FedEx was arrested on Friday for delivering a package to the home of the missing woman.

According to Akin, the driver confessed to the kidnapping and murder of the child and then directed the detectives to the child's body. She was found six miles from her home after she was killed, and investigators think she was killed an hour after her abduction.

According to records, his bond is more than one million dollars. Akin said that the sheriff's department did not have a known reason for it. Her cause of death has not been made public.

Her mother, Maitlyn Presley Gandy, posted a tribute on Facebook on Saturday, describing the girl as "just the bright, happy soul you could ever meet." Gandy said that she liked to dress up as princesses, swim, draw, and go to school, and she had a penchant for jewelry and shiny things. McDonald's was her favorite fast food joint. When she was a child, she wanted to be a viking princess.