Neighbor Arrested After Girl Found Dead in Trash Bin

A 24-year-old faces a murder charge after the 9-year-old girl's body was found

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A 9-year-old Ohio girl who went missing over the weekend was found dead in a trash bin, and her 24-year-old neighbor was arrested on a murder charge in connection with the death.

Reann Murphy was last seen Saturday afternoon playing in the mobile home park where she lived, about 30 miles southwest of Akron, Ohio. She was reported missing around 8 p.m., and her body was found about five hours later, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. On Sunday, police arrested Jerrod Metsker, her 24-year-old neighbor. Officials from the Wayne County Sheriff’s department didn’t say how Reann was killed or offer a motive, only explaining that her body was found in the trash bin about 1:35 a.m. on Sunday.

Metsker is due in court on Monday morning, and according to the AP, as of Sunday night, it was not clear whether he had an attorney.