When an eight-year-old Illinois girl went missing last week, her family was not prepared to hear that her body was found on Wednesday. The Illinois State Police have arrested and charged an Olney man with first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault in the death of Sabrina Stauffenberg.
Olney is a town in Richland County with a population of about 9,000. According to WSIU, the girl’s body was found behind a vinegar plant on the southside of Olney.
Police have arrested and charged Glen R. Ramey, 53, a resident of Olney. Ramey is awaiting arraignment at Richland County Jail, WIBQ reports. It has not yet been released whether Ramey has requested an attorney.
The police have not yet released any specific details on the girl’s death, still pending investigation completion. Olney Police Department, Flora Police Department, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, and Coroner, Salem Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Centralia Police Department, Vandalia Police Department, and Illinois State Police all took part in the investigation of this case, the Southern Illinoisan Reveals.
Further, details have not yet been released in regards to how they found the suspect responsible for Sabrina’s death.
A second child has died as a result of gunshot fires in Little Rock, Arkansas. Late Tuesday night, Shunta Johnson, 37, Rokiya Williams, 27, and five minor children were traveling to a residence on Van Buren Street, when suddenly, her vehicle was the target of several bullet shots.
The mother was in the back seat holding her daughter when she heard the gunshots, but when she looked down, she realized that her little girl had already been shot. They quickly drove to a nearby hospital, but the two-year-old girl was pronounced dead around 9:00 p.m. as a result of gunshot wounds.
The mother has revealed that a $20,000 reward will be given to any information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for her daughter’s death, NWA Homepage reports. An anonymous person provided a $10,000 donation, and the remaining donation will come from the City of Little Rock.
City Manager Bruce Moore was very grateful for the donation.
“It is imperative the individual(s) be arrested, and we appreciate the community’s assistance.”
Reverend Benny Johnson has opened up a bank account and has asked the public to help with donations and prayers to support the family during this tragic time.
As of yet, the motive of the shooting is not known and the investigation is ongoing. Neither the mother, nor her cousin saw the shooter, and the description of the vehicle was very vague to them. The other four children that were in the vehicle during the drive-by shooting were unharmed, Arkansas Online reports.
Several casings were found at the scene, but the caliber has not yet been revealed.
Another couple from Citrus Heights, California has been arrested and charged in the death of a two-year-old. The child’s mother, Rebecca Thomas, and her boyfriend, Taylor Montgomery-Gutzma, were arrested more than one month after a report of the child not breathing, KCRA reports.
On October 13, Citrus Heights police received a call that a child inside a home in the 8000 block of Auburn Boulevard was not breathing.
Emergency crews quickly responded, and they rushed the boy to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The couple has been arrested on murder charges and are currently in the Sacramento County Jail. According to CBS Sacramento, the police determined through multiple interviews, as well as the analysis of evidence, that the child did not die of natural causes.
The police have not revealed detailed information behind the little boy’s death, but more information will be provided as it becomes available.
As far as the ongoing investigation behind the death of eight-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg, the Inquisitr will be updating the story as more information becomes available.
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