Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Six-Year-Old River Oaks Girl’s Death

[photo courtesy of GoFundMe}
RIVER OAKS  (WBAP/KLIF News) – The River Oaks community is rallying the family of a six-year-old girl who was murdered this week.

Investigators said little Isabella Courtney was found severely injured at a home near Sansom Park, about 5 miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth, on Wednesday. She later died at a nearby hospital.

River Oaks Police Chief Christopher Spieldenner said a boy under 17 is in custody but he can’t release more details of the case.

“This is one of the most traumatic type of calls that police officers, dispatchers and call takers can be involved in. It’s extremely emotional and not only for just the police department but for the community and this family. It’s absolutely tragic,” he said.

Police said the boy could face a homicide charge. The details surrounding the relationship between the boy and Isabella have not been released.

The community is raising money for the Courtney family to help pay for Isabella’s funeral expenses. In a GoFundMe post, organizers said the family is facing “every parents worst nightmare.”

“She has touched so many lives and will be missed. We ask everyone for thoughts and prayers as they support each other, their children and family during this loss,” said the statement.

Click here if you wish to donate.

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