Attorney General’s office files child neglect charges for mother of missing 15-year-old

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Reshawnda Durham is facing three counts of child neglect.

Police are also investigating the whereabouts of her missing 15-year-old daughter.

One of Reshawnda's counts is for the missing girl, who investigators think may be a body found in an Oklahoma City landfill.

On February 9, Oklahoma City police were tipped off on the body found in the landfill.

"It makes it awful difficult sometimes to find evidence," said MSgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City police. "We're very fortunate that we were able to find the remains out there today."

Police are waiting on confirmation from the medical examiner, thinking the body may be of the missing 15-year-old that DHS reported missing February 2.

"It's been a very short investigation on our end, although she may have been gone much longer than that," Knight said.

And, just days ago, new paperwork revealed more information on the case.

Police searched Scott's Storage unit in Del City, where a witness "overheard an employee talking about an employee at the storage facility finding a body inside of a chest wrapped in blankets and plastic wrap," according to court documents.

"The subject who found the body described seeing a human leg bone with some tissue still attached along with a pelvic bone," the documents read. "The subject advised he notified his relative who works at the storage unit, and they contacted the owner who advised them to throw the trunk containing human remains into a dumpster."

Police have searched several areas near the storage facility, including the home of Reshawnda.

Court documents said "detectives feel there is probable cause to believe there will be evidence to the disappearance/death of Geanna Durham," the missing girl.

Today, the state Attorney General's office announced they are working with Oklahoma City police, not on murder charges, but they did charge Reshawnda with the three counts of child neglect.

One charge for Geanna and two for her sons, a 3-year-old who investigators said was "running outside of the residence naked" and a final charge for one newborn twin, who "tested positive for marijuana" when born early this year.

More charges are expected in this case.

The mother of the 15-year-old said her daughter was sent to live with her dad in Florida a year before she was reported missing.

Police called the dad, but he said he had not seen his daughter since she was 18 months old.

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