9 Year Old Reann Murphy Missing Since 12/14/13 Found Dead in Trash Can Near Her Home in Smithville, OH (Update: Suspect Arrested in Murder of 9 Year Old – Picture … 24 Year Old Jaret Medsger)


9 year old Reann Murphy had been missing since Saturday afternoon, December 14, when she was last seen playing outdoors at the mobile home park at about 5:30pm where she lived at 5912 Akron Road (Map) in Smithville, Ohio.  Sadly, the police found Reann Murphy’s body in a trash bin at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. It was not reported how the little 9 year old girl was killed.  The Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are now investigating this case as a homicide.  Wayne County Sheriff  Travis Hutchinson stated, “Any violent death is troubling but the death of a child is much more so. We will leave no stone unturned as this investigation continues.”

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9 Year Old Reann Murphy … RIP

Reann Murphy was reported missing on Saturday evening.  Police said Murphy was last seen playing outdoors at 5:30 p.m. near her family’s Smithville mobile home park.

According to Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson, deputies from his department responded to the family’s home at 5912 Akron Road shortly after 8 p.m.. Deputies along with firefighters, civilians and other police searched the area for hours.

At approximately 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, police found the body of a small child in a trash dumpster near Murphy’s home.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are now investigating the homicide.

UPDATE I: Three registered sex offenders according to the Ohio Registery, 4 if you count work addresses.

UPDATE II: The Seattle PI is reporting that an arrest has been made in the death of 9 year old Reann Murphy. That was fast!!!

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of a 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in a trash bin.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Sunday in the death of Reann Murphy. A news conference was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Watch the Press conference LIVE HERE.

  • The suspect and victim were seen together.
  • Suspect was arrested at his residence.
  • Will be charged with aggravated murder in the morning.

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screen grab from News Net 5 Live Video

UPDATE III: 24-year-old Jaret Medsger is the suspect who has been arrested in the murder of 9 year old Reann Murphy. This dirtbag, murderer will be arraigned at 8:15 in a Wayne County courtroom Monday morning.

From News Net 5: Police took 24-year-old Jarrod Metsger into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.  Police said Metsger is a neighbor and acquaintance of the Murphy family.  At this time, no motive has been established for the murder.

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If any one has information in this case, please contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 330-287-5750 or e-mail dhunter@wcjustice-center.org

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