Person of interest in Mo. girl's abduction dies

This photo provided from the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows 4-year-old eastern Mo. girl Alisa Maier. (AP Photo/Missouri State Highway Patrol)

July 8, 2010 10:46:30 AM PDT
A registered sex offender who shot himself as officers approached him for questioning about the disappearance of 4-year-old northeast Missouri girl was almost certainly the man who took her, police said Thursday.