December 5th, 2011
02:26 PM ET

Georgia police find body of 7-year-old missing girl

Police have found the body of a 7-year-old Georgia girl who went missing more than two days ago, the state's chief law enforcement official said Monday.

Police believe Jorelys Rivera was abducted and killed at her apartment in Canton, about 40 miles north of Atlanta, said Georgia Bureau of Investigations director Vernon Keenan.

"A 7-year-old child was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered," Keenan said.

The girl was last seen Friday near a playground at her apartment. Police initially thought she might have wandered off and began investigating it as a missing-person case. But after more than 48 hours of searching, police said they believed the girl was kidnapped.

Canton police, assisted by the FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, expanded the search area Monday and began canvassing for sex offenders living nearby. They are now asking for help to find out who killed the little girl.

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  1. Bec

    What? Another minority girl has gone missing?? No! These animals parenting classes

    December 6, 2011 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    Again the tea party didnt have the riot police called on them.the tea party didnt trespass.the tea party didnt cause traffic jams.the tea party didnt have drug overdoses.the tea party didnt vandalize anything.the tea party didnt commit violent crime.these where all things done by the occupy crowd.and it would be just like orwellian cnn to blame the tea party and censor my post while allowing gay dude to spew foul language.that is precisely why i wouldnt doubt it if that crime was commited by one of the occupy protesters.

    December 6, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Danielle Schuman

      Wow, unbelievably, your comment is the most ignorant . Violence against another human, a child, has nothing to do with politics. Too bad stupidity isn't fatal! You would die.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Big John

    Hey, this particular comment section is supposed to be for us to discuss the posted article, which just happens to be a horrific death of an innocent child. Regardless of your beliefs about political parties, or where these gruesome events take place, let's just stick to offering condolences to those who have lost their child, and maybe offering opinion about what to do with the vile snake that caused it. Like years of torture and suffering, along the lines of waterboarding, shock treatment, chinese water torture, removal of all non-essential body parts, oh and life in prison, doing hard labor everyday, with the benefits going to the family. ( Yeah, I know it don't make up for the loss of the child, but give it to them anyway) I have a full list of activities to enact upon child rapists/murderers I will not post here, let's just say this dude should thank God I don't run this country.

    December 6, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. proud american

    This is so sad but unfourtunately common in society... innocent ppl die everyday all over the world not jus america idiot... it amazes me how heartless some ppl can b & its usually those who have experienced a gr8 deal of pain its never ending we all hve 2 do our best 2 co-excist & protect the innocent... my condolences 2 the family @gay gung if u hve this hatred 4 america thn y r u here??? go bck 2 where u came frm...i can guarantee its no better

    December 6, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    Whos to say child services isnt at fault?child services is at fault for the columbine massacre after all.they where force feeding the kid zoloft an antidepressant used to treat adhd.the list of side effects begins with-warning may cause suicidal or homicidal behavior.when the kid told his psychiatrist thathe was having homicidal thoughts they doubled the dosage.child services blames marilyn manson gothic kids bullies and gangs.child services took my friends kids away over a fight with the neighbors kid over a broken friend even offered to pay for the toy telling all of them theyre overreacting to a childs scuffle.3 years later the foster parent sold my friends child to a pimp.think of these things when child services labels ur child adhd and forces them to take psychotic meds cuz they got in a fight at school.

    December 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cindy

    I don't get why she was left unsupervised. What kind of mom are you? You are stupid.

    December 27, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
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