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Neighbor, 18, Arrested Over Death Of 11 Year-Old Girl

Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old neighbor 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, around 1:30pm.

Abbiegail’s body was found Thursday morning near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg. The prosecutor says Erazo lived in an upstairs apartment.

She was found in what has been described as a large container, WABC reported. Officials had to climb down from a low roof to get to her body.   She was last seen in her apartment around 7:45pm Wednesday and reported missing by her mother about an hour later. The prosecutor had described it as an ‘isolated crime.’ Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine how the girl died. No other information is available.

One of Smith’s neighbors told NJ.com that the family moved into the apartment complex about three or four months ago.

Abbiegail was reported missing Wednesday night and her body was found Thursday morning . The neighbor said Smith’s mother was strict and didn’t let her daughter leave the apartment without supervision. Keansburg school superintendent John Niesz released a statement about the 11-year-old’s passing.

He said: ‘It is a very sad day for our school district. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Keansburg School community go out to the Smith family.

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