Arrest made in slaying of missing 11-year-old girl

Associated Press

Freehold, N.J. — Authorities have made an arrest in the slaying of an 11-year-old New Jersey girl who had been reported missing.

The Monmouth County prosecutor has charged Andreas Erazo with murder in the death of Abbiegail Smith. Erazo is expected to make a court appearance on Friday afternoon.

Abbie’s body was found Thursday morning near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg.

She was last seen in her apartment around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and reported missing by her mother about an hour later.

The prosecutor had described it as an “isolated crime.”

No other information is available.