A father only found out his teenage daughter had been murdered from a TV news report - because police forgot to inform him.
David Lowell's 13-year-old daughter, Nicole, had sneaked out of her bedroom in Virginia on 27 January.
Her body was found over the state line in North Carolina after a four-day search.
Despite calling it a "screw-up" - Mr Lowell said the authorities have apologised and he did not blame them for the mistake.
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