Autopsy: Ohio girl likely died from strangulation

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This photo provided by Wayne County shows Jerrod Metsker, 24, of Green Township, Ohio. Metsker, 24, was scheduled to appear Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013 in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas on an aggravated murder charge in the death of 9-year-old Reann Murphy, who authorities said was his neighbor. (AP Photo/Wayne County via Akron Beacon Journal) MANDATORY CREDIT
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This photo provided by Wayne County shows Jerrod Metsker, 24, of Green Township, Ohio. Metsker, 24, was scheduled to appear Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013 in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas on an aggravated murder charge in the death of 9-year-old Reann Murphy, who authorities said was his neighbor. (AP Photo/Wayne County via Akron Beacon Journal) MANDATORY CREDIT

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.

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