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RAGLAND, AL. (CNN) - Alabama authorities are calling it a homicide.  Investigators say a 9-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree, here at her family's home in Ragland.  Authorities have arrested her 14-year-old half brother.

The young girl's body was found Thursday night by her foster mother.

Authorities say the rope may have come from an old tire swing. The girl's body has been taken to Huntsville for an autopsy.