Body of 9-year-old girl found inside trash bin, neighbor arrested

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Smithville, OH, United States (4E) – Police in Wayne County, Ohio arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of killing a 9-year-old girl and dumping of her body inside a trash bin.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, is detained at the county jail as he awaits arraignment for aggravated murder, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said in a news conference on Sunday.

Metsker is a neighbor of victim Reann Murphy at a mobile home park. The girl was reported missing Saturday afternoon and a search by civilian volunteers, firefighters and police found her body in a trash dumpster near her home around 1:35 p.m. Sunday.

The Wayne County Sheriff Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are looking at the case as a homicide.

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