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. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Damn gung hoe, you're right. I almost did fall over. lol But I truly couldn't see anyone thinking otherwise on this. Sick bas tard.

    December 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Hello gung hoe.
    There was something about this case that hit hard in the stomach at first glance.

    December 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pearl

    To be perfectly honest; as soon as I saw the headline my stomach turned and couldn't read the article. Just sick any way you see it when it comes to a child. 'the body of a 7 yr old' is all I needed to know to tell me that I didn't need to know anymore.

    December 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    They just won't be able to punish this horrible person enough when they catch him/her. My heart hurts.

    December 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    @jif @bobcat wish it could be me to dole out the punishment! It would be in town square and televised by all the major networks so the next person could see it before they do the same thing to another little child!

    December 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    NOT JIF AT 7:27!
    Why would you hijack me here, on this topic?

    December 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    find whoever did it castrate him and give him the jeffrey dammar treatment.

    December 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. George Patton

    There are no words to describe the lowness of the person responsable for this! If he ever gets caught, he should never be permitted to see the light of day again!!!

    December 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. s kel


    December 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hamsta

    That proves it cnn is so pro obama and anti american they wont tell u the truth about the occupy protesters.ive tried 7 times to respond to the post picking on the tea party.the tea party doesnt commit crime but the occupy protesters do.

    December 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    Shut the hell up You mornon bast*rd. This is not about your ignorant hated teabag so called party. Take your garbage and post it on the political blog........fool.

    December 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    Have some respect for the little gorl that was killed, stupid SOB.

    December 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    Correction "girl" not " gorl" tea bang fool really ticked me off.

    December 6, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Roadsniper

    Good job gung hoe stand up to that piece of crap

    December 6, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    gay gung I hope you get shot, beaten, stabbed .one of the three.

    December 6, 2011 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
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