Report: Arrest Made In Case Of Ga. Girl's Slaying

By Salon Staff

Published December 7, 2011 6:36PM (EST)

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta newspaper is reporting that authorities have made an arrest in the case of a 7-year-old north Georgia girl who was abducted and killed at an apartment complex and her body left in a trash bin.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( on Wednesday that an arrest had been made but he declined to release details.

It was not immediately known what charges were being brought. A news conference was scheduled at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Jorelys Rivera was last seen Friday evening leaving a playground at her apartment complex.

Autopsy results showed the girl died of blows to the head and was stabbed and sexually assaulted before her body was placed in a trash bin at the complex.

Salon Staff

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