GBI: Arrest made in the case of Ga. girl's slaying

December 7, 2011 - 2:50 PM
Missing Girl Georgia

This handout photo provided Monday Dec. 5, 2011, by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, shows Jorelys Rivera, 7, of Canton, Ga. A team of state law enforcement officials specially trained in child abductions has been brought in to join the search for the 7-year-old Georgia girl missing since Friday. (AP Photo/Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department)

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they 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 spokesman John Bankhead on Wednesday confirmed an arrest had been made but declined to release details.

It was not immediately known what charges were being brought. A news conference was under way 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.