SMITHVILLE, Ohio - Preliminary autopsy results have been released in the murder of 9-year-old Smithville girl Reann Murphy.
Wayne County Coroner Dr. Amy Joliff said the preliminary finding was that Murphy died as a result of strangulation. A news conference previously scheduled for Tuesday will no longer be held.
Murphy was reported missing by the 24-year-old suspect in her murder, Jerrod Metsker, Saturday.
Early Sunday morning, authorities found the girl’s body in a trash dumpster.
Metsker was arraigned on an aggravated murder charge on Monday morning. Bond was set at $1 million.
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