Police: Girl in toxic truck likely died in Miami

This undated photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office shows Jorge Barahona, 53, who's dead 10-year-old daughter and her critically injured twin brother were found in his pesticide truck Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 along the side of Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach, Fla. The girl's badly deteriorated body was discovered hours after her brother was found having seizures in the truck after being doused in acid by his father, officials said Wednesday. Barahona was lying on the ground near the truck with severe burns, apparently from gasoline he poured on himself.

AP Photo/ Palm Beach Sheriff's Office via Palm Beach Post

This undated photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office shows Jorge Barahona, 53, who's dead 10-year-old daughter and her critically injured twin brother were found in his pesticide truck Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 along the side of Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach, Fla. The girl's badly deteriorated body was discovered hours after her brother was found having seizures in the truck after being doused in acid by his father, officials said Wednesday. Barahona was lying on the ground near the truck with severe burns, apparently from gasoline he poured on himself.

— West Palm Beach police say that evidence in the death of a 10-year-old girl found dead in the back of her father's truck shows that she likely died in Miami.

But police spokesman Chase Scott wouldn't say Thursday whether investigators believe Nubia Docter died at her adoptive parents' Miami home. No charges have been filed in her death.

Her father, Jorge Barahona, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted first-degree murder of her twin brother. Victor Docter was found Feb. 14 in the cabin of the truck along Interstate 95, doused with a toxic chemical. His sister's body was found in the back of the truck, also doused with a chemical.

Victor was released from the hospital this week.

Miami-Dade police declined comment Thursday about the investigation.

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