Justin DeRyke

Uncle Arrested For Girl's Death

In Effingham County, the uncle of a girl whose body was found yesterday is now in jail.
The Effingham County State's Attorney says he expects to file first-degree murder charges Wednesday against 22-year-old Justin DeRyke.
DeRyke was arrested around 6 a.m. Tuesday in the death of Willow Long. The girl's body was found Monday night near the village of Watson. Authorities have said the girl vanished Sunday from her home while her mother napped.
The prosecutor says in a statement that an autopsy Tuesday positively identified the body as Willow. The statement did not indicate what caused Willow's death.

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