Man indicted in death of 9-year-old Reann Murphy

SMITHVILLE, OhIo - A man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl in Wayne County has been indicted.

Jerrod E. Metsker, 24, was indicted Friday on two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping and two counts of rape, according to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney.

Metsker is behind bars on $1 million bond.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 24-year-old on Dec. 15 in connection with the death of Reann Murphy, after her body was found inside of a dumpster near her Smithville home.

He could face the death penalty.

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