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CANTON, Ga. -- The body of a 7-year-old girl who had been missing since Friday was found Monday afternoon in a dumpster from her apartment complex.
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GBI Director Vernon Keenan said it appears Jorelys Rivera was severely beaten and sexually assaulted.
"This is going to be a very horrendous crime," Keenan said shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. "I'm convinced of that after observing the body."