December 7th, 2011
01:01 PM ET

Arrest made in Georgia girl's killing

[Updated at 2:59 p.m. ET] Information from the public led to the arrest of a suspect in the sexual assault and slaying of a 7-year-old Georgia girl, police said Wednesday.

Authorities said Brian Brunn, an employee of the apartment complex where victim Jorelys Rivera lived in Canton, Georgia, was arrested Wednesday.

Rivera's body was found earlier this week in a trash bin outside the apartment complex, three days after she was reported missing. Authorities have said that she died of blunt force trauma to the head, was stabbed and had been sexually assaulted.

"(Brunn) was well known in the apartment complex because he was employed there," said Vernon Keenan, head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. "This investigation will continue on for several months. This is mammoth case. We believe that this horrendous crime was planned and calculated."

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  1. BOMBO

    Well done. At least this won't turn into years of torture without knowing, and a predator is off the streets.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      @ Bombo
      you said it.
      A horrific act of pure evil. Hope the perp gets what 'it' deserves.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sally lowery

    I have a solution for these pigs..don't put them in jail, CASTRATE THEM. They are monsters that prey on our children. They don't need to sit in jail on death row for 20 years waiting execution. Maybe if they were CASTRATED IMMEDIATELY after their found guilty, others might think twice. I would gladly do it!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cat-Cat

    Great job!!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DestroyThisPerson

    I hope whoever did this gets tortured in the worst way in prison each day for the rest of their lives. Death would be too kind. I will never understand how a human could do this to a child.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shay

    I am so relieved they found this monster. They need to cut off his stuff and let him bleed to death. RIP Jorelys.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Vinniejones801

    This is serious good work! I It is serious crazy what is happened!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shady

    Awesome! Castrate the monster... THEN send 'It' to prison. Make sure he gets "special treatment."

    December 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sue

    I dont know why such people should even be allowed to live. I know its wrong of me to think this way...but as a woman when you begin to think of what that little girl may have gone through.....It breaks my heart. I pray for peace and comfort to the parents and family,that her soul may rest in peace, and above all justice to served!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sue

    We should not allow such evil to live and breath amongst us!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vinniejones801

    I know I sympathize with the family and friends. That man is crazy who did this.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jusformommy

    public killing..the worst of the worst

    December 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat ( in a hat )

    As soon as they have the DNA evidence to link him to this, they need to turn him over to the public and let us show tthe rest of these sick bas tards how it's going to be handled from now on.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mya

    Please set him on fire!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    That was fast work!
    Well done, Canton police!

    When he is convicted, don't put him in the special segregation; put him in the general population where the inmates treat those types of offenders *very* special...

    December 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MelZak

    Suspect arrested: Ryan Brunn, (Not sure of spelling) 12309 River Ridge Drive Canton GA. He is a maintenance worker at the apartment complex.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
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