Jerrod Metsker

This photo provided by Wayne County shows Jerrod Metsker, 24, of Green Township. Athorities in Ohio say the unemployed man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor had been building a snowman with the girl just a few hours before she was reported missing.

A sheriff's investigator says Metsker was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where both lived.

Metsker is being held on $1 million bond following his arraignment Monday.

The 24-year-old was arrested Sunday, about 12 hours after deputies found Reann Murphy's body inside a trash bin at the trailer park.

Authorities described Metsker as a family friend and neighbor.

They say the little girl was playing in the snow with several other children but she was left alone with the suspect after the others went home.

Authorities haven't given a motive for the killing, the Associated Press reports.

December 16, 2013 11:52 am  • 
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