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

December 7, 2011 - 1:35 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) — 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 (http://bit.ly/srHMan) 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.