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Sheriff: Ohio suspect last person seen with girl

December 16, 2013
Associated Press

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say an unemployed man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor had been building a snowman with the girl just a few hours before she was reported missing.

A sheriff's investigator says Jerrod Metsker was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where both lived.

Metsker is being held on $1 million bond following his arraignment Monday.

The 24-year-old was arrested Sunday, about 12 hours after deputies found Reann Murphy's body inside a trash bin at the trailer park.

Authorities described Metsker as a family friend and neighbor.

They say the little girl was playing in the snow with several other children but she was left alone with the suspect after the others went home.

Authorities haven't given a motive for the killing.



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