UPDATE:A young girl who had been missing since 7 a.m. on Sunday was found dead, according to a spokesperson for the Smith County Sheriff's Office.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies spent most of Sunday searching the area near County Road 210 in Chapel Hill for 3-year-old Madison Williams, who had been reported missing early that morning.
Search parties located the girl in a pond behind the property just after 4 p.m., she was pronounced dead by Smith County Justice of the Peace Judge James Meredith.
CHAPEL HILL, Texas - The Smith County Sheriff's Office was contacted Sunday morning around 10 regarding a missing child.
The child has been identified as 3-year-old Madison Williams.
When deputies arrived, they made contact with the mother and learned she had possibly been missing since 7 a.m.
Smith County deputies immediately began a search of the area of County Road 210 in Chapel Hill and called for additional resources.
The search of the area is still on going with Smith County Investigators, Texas Game Warden, DPS, Texas Rangers, DPS Investigators, DPS Aviation, Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Department, ESD 2 and the FBI.
Investigators are doing a door to door check of residence in the area and are questioning family and neighbors.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife scent detecting K-9 is headed to the scene and will be there as needed.
Anyone with information is asked to call 903-566-6600