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$1 Million Bond Set For Man Charged In Girl's Murder

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/16/2013

A $1 million cash bond has been set for a 24-year-old man charged in the death of a Wayne County girl.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arraigned Monday morning in Wayne County Municipal Court. Metsker is charged with aggravated murder for the death of 9-year-old Reann Murphy.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Metsker Sunday afternoon.

Murphy was reported missing Saturday just after 8:30 p.m.

The prosecutor said in court that Murphy was last seen playing with Metsker in the courtyard of the trailer park  where they both lived at 5912 Akron Road several hours before she was reported missing.

Sheriff's deputies along with firefighters, and volunteers searched for Murphy for several hours. Police found Murphy's body in a trash dumpster near her home Sunday morning at 1:35 a.m.

Metsker remains in custody at the Wayne County Justice Center. He is due back in court on December 23.

Metsker has been described as a neighbor and friend to the Murphy family.

Authorities have not revealed a possible motive or how Murphy died.

   
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