Andreas Erazo has been arrested in the killing of 11-year-old Abbiegail “Abbie” Smith.
Smith who was found dead less than 24 hours after she was reported missing, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Erazo, 18, reportedly lived above Smith’s family residence.
Abbiegail “Abbie” Smith, 11, was found dead on July 13, 2017, a day after she was reported missing in New Jersey, officials say. Erazo has been arrested in the killing of Abbiegail Smith, also known as Abbie, the prosecutor’s office announced on Twitter Friday. Smith was found dead at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, officials confirmed that day.
The girl was last seen in her apartment Wednesday around 7:45 p.m., and was realized to be missing around 8:50 p.m., according to the Keansburg Police Department.
Erazo is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon. Additional details on what led up to the child’s death have not yet been revealed.