Alongside Megachurch Leader Arrested 

BY: Shikha Yadav

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According to a statement sent to PEOPLE by the San Diego Sheriff's office, 

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officers discovered Arabella in late August after they responded to a complaint about a kid in distress at a Spring Valley residence.

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After being taken to a hospital in a hurry, the 11-year-old passed away.

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According to a police spokesperson who talked to The San Diego 

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Union-Tribune, Arabella exhibited "extreme degrees of malnourishment" and was covered in bruises.

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Before being adopted by Brian and Leticia McCormack, Arabella was first fostered.

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Leticia was a key figure at the megachurch Miles McPherson created and oversaw in 

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San Diego called Rock Church. The church website has since removed her leadership profile.

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