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Ohio man charged with murder of 9-year-old neighbor

Jerrod Metsker, the man last seen with 9-year-old Reann Murphy, was charged Monday in her murder.

By Gabrielle Levy
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Ohio man charged with murder of 9-year-old neighbor
Jerrod Metsker. (Wayne County Sheriff)

The man who was last seen with 9-year-old Reann Murphy Saturday night has been charged with her murder.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arraigned in Wayne County, Ohio, Monday and is being held on $1 million bond for allegedly murdering Reann.

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Reann, who was reported missing Saturday night around 8:30, and Metsker were neighbors in the trailer park in Wooster. She was last seeing playing with Metsker in the courtyard, building a snowman earlier Saturday evening.

The little girl's body was found in a dumpster near her home early Sunday morning.

Police have not said how Reann died, nor did they release any suspected motive. Metsker is due back in court December 23.

[Akron Beacon Journal] [Wooster Daily Record]

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