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. MelZak

    In case you want to write a few lines of your opinion to the suspect, here is his new mailing address:

    Ryan Brunn, Cherokee County Adult Dention Center. 498 Chattin Dr, Canton, GA 30115

    December 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The guy is twenty years old.
    He must be psychotic to think he could get by with that crime.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kathylambdin

    He deserves more then the death penalty...he needs to be tortured more then what he did to the little girl(maybe,others)then prayers goes out to the family & friends...god bless all of you..

    December 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    @joey: I very much think there wasn't much thinking involved at all... I bet it was all reacting..

    He had plan A, but when she resisted, started screaming, etc, it all went out the window.

    I wager she knew him, went with him to see a puppy or something. He started assaulting her. She resisted and was gonna go tell. He tried to knock her out, failed, she wouldn't shut up so he stabbed her. Sick p r i c k.

    Did you see the Lovely Bones? Now, *that* dude was a psycho..

    December 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. churchhill

    Hummm I wonder if that killer is either patton or roadsniper have not heard from either of them old chaps today and if they are behind bars they could not blog

    December 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Mr. President leeintulsa,
    I don't understand his Plan A. Was he going to molest her and expect her not to tell?
    Makes no sense in any planning.
    A trusted parent or uncle might con a kid, but a guy who worked at the building?

    December 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |


    December 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. churchhill

    Hey patton I was informed to tell you on this special day for us vets that youve been decommissioned.You are now a civialion because of insuborination towards civilians on cnn blogs

    December 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. leeintulsa

    @joey: yeah, plan a is a stumper.. Maybe he planned to keep her for 18 years, who knows.. Or maybe he planned to kill her all along..

    I wonder what someone saw or heard that made them susp ic ious..

    December 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. venting bay door #23

    I'll bet if they do a brain scan of this filth they'll find his frontal lobes don't work so good. Then they can skin him alive and roll him in salt even though it won't bring the girl back it'll at least give all us bloodthirsty vengeance-wolves a little satisfaction. I was so angry and sad that this sort of thing happens so often all over the world that I fail to see why we should let people like him live in prison at great expense when there doesn't seem to be much need for that kind of mercy in view of all that goes on around here.

    December 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @venting: actually, it's cheaper to keep them than kill them. And governments shouldn't kill there own people.. I'm sure a ritualistic state-sanctioned murdering of him would be much more merciful than anything his prison buddies might dream up. Death is to good for him..

      December 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Marilyn Behappy

    I hope this sick Animal gets his payment when he lands in jail!!! he deserves to die!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    Wow im surprised it wasnt one of the occupy protesters.couldntve been cuz he had a job.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. clearmind

    This is sorta off the wall but dang it just makes me wonder what the heck happened to this young man to make him or any of them do this kind of stuff. The ones who took my wife were under 20. Dont take this wrong they deserve punishment and I am all for whatever they get. Just thinking out loud. To be so young and so full of evil ~

    December 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    A totally irrelevant statement on a totally irrelevant subject. Grow up.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    that sounds like i guy i would like to talk to.. i would get my buddy dave.. take em out for a drink..
    then break his arms and legs one by one..

    December 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
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