Illinois man arrested in killing, sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

- An 8-year-old girl was apparently lured from her home in Illinois and killed by a perpetrator who dumped her body behind a vinegar plant, the Belleview News-Democrat reported Sunday.

Sabrina Stauffenberg was found dead Wednesday on the south side of Olney, the paper reported. She was waiting on the porch of her home for a bus to take her to a church service when she disappeared.

The paper reported that an Olney man, Glen Ramey, 53, was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on charges of first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault. Authorities released a mug shot of Ramey.

Denise Haley, a friend of Sabrina’s family, told the paper Ramey had been dating a relative of Sabrina. She said he was known to have had mental health problems.

“We’re just glad they caught the real killer, and now this family can mourn the loss of this beautiful child,” said Haley, who set up a GoFundMe page to defray the costs of the girl's funeral and burial.

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