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(WOOSTER, Ohio) — An Ohio man is expected to be arraigned on a charge of aggravated murder on Monday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster in a mobile home park where she lived, The Daily Record reports.

Authorities in Wayne County say 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker was arrested for allegedly killing Reann Murphy, who lived about 50 yards from Metsker in the mobile home park.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Murphy was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Saturday after she was seen at a playground in the mobile home park.  Her body was found around 1:30 Sunday morning after a search by law enforcement officers and volunteers.

Authorities declined to comment on Murphy’s cause of death or the condition of her body.

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