Sheriff Travis Hutchinson reports that his office is currently investigating a homicide involving a nine year old victim.
On December 14th at 8:28 PM deputies responded to the Smithville mobile home park located at 5912 Akron rd. Smithville for the report of a missing juvenile identified as Reann Murphy. Reann was last seen at 5:30 PM playing outdoors in shared area within the park.
Deputies searched the area with the assistance of area firefighters, civilians and other law enforcement officers. While conducting the search deputies discovered the body of a small child in a trash dumpster near the child’s home at approximately 1:35AM on December 15th.
Deputies and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Wayne County Coroner continue the investigation into this matter.
“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” said Sheriff Hutchinson.
Individuals with information in this case are urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 330-287-5750
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Media updates to this case will be made via twitter @waynesheriff