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      Autopsy: missing girl found in trash likely died from strangulation

      Jerrod Metsker


      WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - A coroner says a 9-year-old girl found dead over the weekend in an Ohio trash bin likely died of strangulation.


      Findings from an initial autopsy released Monday indicate second-grader Reann Murphy was strangled with an unknown object.


      A 24-year-old man who lived near the girl's family has been arrested. Neighbors say he had been seen building a snowman with the girl and helped search for her after she was reported missing Saturday.


      A sheriff's investigator says Jerrod Metsker was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where they lived near Akron.


      Metsker is being held on $1 million bond following a court appearance by video Monday. His relatives and attorney aren't commenting.


      (Copyright ©2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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