Adelynn Merrell was then locked in a bedroom closet, where she died. Her body was later found in the woods, resulting in charges against both Destinee J. Merrell, 23, and her boyfriend, Cory M. Hagwell, 29. Both are being held in the Okaloosa County Jail, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
The girl's body was found Friday afternoon. She had suffered apparent head trauma, but the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause and manner of death.