Jorelys, who’d just turned 7 on Aug. 20th, disappeared when she took a break from playing at the apartment complex on River Ridge Drive. She reportedly told other children at the playground that she was going inside to get drinks, but never returned.
At the time of her disappearance, Jorelys mother was inside while the child played outside, but a teenager was supposed to have been watching her.
Early in the case it had been revealed that the girl’s two younger siblings had been taken from their mother and placed in protective custody because of a lack of supervision, casting suspicion upon the mother in the disappearance.
Canton police launched a search for the girl late Friday evening, knocking on doors in the neighborhood and even interviewed registered sex offenders.
Police had been searching the apartment complex throughout the weekend, when the little girl’s lifeless body was discovered on Monday in a trash bin near the apartment where she lived.
Jorelys died of blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds, the GBI said Tuesday. She had also been sexually assaulted.
Now… just two days after the gruesome discovery an arrest was made in the case.
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