$1M bond set for Ohio man in death of 9-year-old girl

Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM   |   0 comments

CLEVELAND, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Bond was set at $1 million Monday for an Ohio man suspected in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster hours after she went missing.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, is charged with murdering Reann Murphy, who went missing from her home in Smithville Saturday evening, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported.

Her body was found in a dumpster near her mobile home early Sunday morning. Metsker was arrested Sunday afternoon.

Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson said the girl was last seen alive Saturday at a playground in the trailer park where her family lived, the Wooster (Ohio) Daily Record reported.

She was reported missing at 8:30 p.m. Her body was found in a park dumpster about 1:35 a.m. Sunday.

Metsker, who lived in a mobile home a short distance from the Murphy home, was seen with the girl at the park, the sheriff said. Metsker was reportedly a friend and acquaintance of the family.

Topics: Wayne County
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