Body of missing 5-year-old girl found with symptoms of sexual abuse, suspect arrested


Police made the tragic discovery hours after the Georgia missing person’s investigation.

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The body of a missing five-year-old girl it was found with signs of sexual abuse on Monday when a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police made the tragic discovery hours after the investigation of a missing person in Georgia, led them to the neighboring state of Alabama.

The girl’s mother Five year old Kamarie Holland He reported her missing at 6:15 a.m. on Monday, December 13, when she woke up and could not find her daughter.

The front door of her home in Columbus, Georgia, was open, a detail that led to the raising of a missing person alert for the girl.

The Columbus police investigation led them to Alabama, where 37-year-old Jeremy Tremaine Williams was arrestedreported WAGA, Fox’s local affiliate station.

“It is a sad moment, having to talk about a 5-year-old girl, in which we have to work on a case. A girl who did absolutely nothing wrong, “said Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor.

Investigators tracked Williams to a motel in Phenix City, Alabama, a neighboring city across the river from Kamarie’s home in Columbus.

The suspect was staying at the motel with his uncle and the couple had been there for about 30 minutes before police arrived, Sheriff Taylor told reporters at a news conference Tuesday.

Officers went to a now empty house in Phenix City where Williams used to live and found Kamarie’s body with signs of sexual abuse, the sheriff said.

The girl was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. on the same day she disappeared and suffocation is believed to have been the cause of her death.

Kamarie’s mother knew Williams, although the sheriff said the two were not dating.

The suspect’s uncle is not believed to be an accessory to the crime.

Investigators arrested Williams on suspicion of capital murder, a charge that concerns victims under the age of 14.

The sheriff said the investigation continues into whether other people were involved in Kamarie’s death.

“There are many details that I am not willing to reveal at this time,” he said. “Due to the urgency in this case and other potential individuals we may be investigating as suspects or criminals along with Mr. Williams.”

The sheriff declined to reveal what led Columbus investigators to identify Williams as a suspect, although he detailed previous allegations against him.

Williams was indicted for child abuse in Phenix City in 2009, before being acquitted by a jury in 2012, Sheriff Taylor said.

He was also charged with child abuse in Columbus and suspected in the death of another one-year-old in Alaska, according to the sheriff.

He said the status of the case in Columbus is unknown and the charge was dropped in Alaska due to lack of evidence.

Williams was charged with capital murder in Phenix City, where the case will be tried.

He could face life in prison without parole or a death sentence if convicted of the charge.

According to the sheriff, additional charges could arise, including capital murder during kidnapping and rape. He said the investigation is far from over.