May 23, 2010 9:08 AM by Associated Press

Cops look nationally for Monument girl's parents

MONUMENT (AP) - Colorado authorities have been dispatched to California and New Jersey to search for a couple they want to question about the death of a young girl found in the basement crawl space of an empty home.

The El Paso County Sheriff's office says they are also trying to obtain DNA samples from the couple's relatives to determine whether they're related to the child who was discovered in a town house in Monument, north of Colorado Springs.

Authorities say the girl was between 7 and 10 years old. Workers remodeling the home found her and it's unclear how she died.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Lari Sevene says Monique Lynch and Hanif Sims previously lived in the town house but moved in early 2009 and investigators want to talk to them. Sevene says they are not suspects.



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