Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jorelys Rivera, 7, who vanished during trip to playground, found Murdered, Canton, Georgia - 5th Dec 2011

A brutally disfigured body discovered in a dumpster is seven-year-old Jorelys Rivera who went missing at her family's apartment complex, investigators said today.

The body was badly beaten and showed signs of sexual assault, according to police. Autopsy results are yet to fully confirm the cause of death.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation director Vernon Keenan said: 'This is going to be a very, very horrendous crime. I am convinced of that after having observed the body.

'A child who dies under extreme violence is the absolutely the worst thing that can happen to a human being.'

He added that authorities 'do not have a strong suspect'.

The body was discovered around 12.30 pm today.

Police and volunteers spent the weekend combing the area around the apartment complex playground where Jorelys Rivera was last seen. Read More