Tragedy hits Ohio again. The girl was only 9-years-old and found in a trash bin. The family is devastated and seeking justice.
“All she did was love people,” Reann’s father, Richard Murphy, told The Daily Record in Wooster. He said that he wanted the “worst for the guy” who killed his daughter and declined to comment further.
An Ohio man arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin is set for his first court appearance.
Twenty-four-year-old Jerrod Metsker is set to appear Monday in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas on an aggravated murder charge in the death of Reann Murphy.
The 9-year-old Ohio girl last seen playing in the mobile home park where she lived was found dead in a nearby trash bin after a frantic search, and police on Sunday arrested a neighbor they’ve described as a family friend in the killing.
Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arrested at his home on a murder charge about 12 hours after deputies found the body of Reann Murphy near her home in Smithville, about 30 miles southwest of Akron, Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson said at a news conference.
She was reported missing after 8 p.m. and officers, firefighters and neighbors joined in the search for Reann, going door-to-door and combing area properties. Her body was found around 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson wouldn’t say how Reann was killed or offer a motive.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” Wayne County Prosecutor Dan Lutz said at the news conference. “It’s a horrific incident to take place at any time, especially during the holidays.”
Metsker was arrested at his home after he ignored knocks on his front door and deputies obtained a key from a family member, Hutchinson said.
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Man Arrested for Killing and Stashing Body of 9-year-old Girl in a Trash Bin