Tristyn Bailey, the 13-year-old Florida cheerleader that was located dead in a woody area after being reported missing out on, was stabbed to death, the constable’s department revealed.
The kid went missing out on in St Johns County, Florida, on Sunday as well as was discovered dead hours later on.
She passed away of “force trauma by stabbing” and her death has actually since been ruled a murder by the clinical supervisor, the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday.
” This is a cold-blooded murder of a 13-year-old girl who did not should have to die,” St Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick told neighborhood information outlet WJXT.
” That being stated, I don’t wan na discuss the number of times Tristyn was stabbed, but it is terrible. It is horrible,” Mr Hardwick added. “And words accident is nowhere involved in this situation.”
A 14-year-old kid, identified as Aiden Fucci, was detained this week in connection with Tristyn’s fatality and also billed with second-degree murder. The suspect showed up in court for the very first time on Tuesday.
He is currently being held by the Department of Juvenile Justice, as the 7th Circuit State Attorney’s Office has yet to establish if they will certainly try him as a grownup.
” That’s actually a choice we made collectively … with the State Attorney’s Office,” Mr Hardwick claimed on the charge. “We can constantly raise the cost.”
Both Tristyn and also the suspect went to Patriot Oaks Academy, a public K-8 college, and also grew up in the exact same area, Mr Hardwick claimed.
The last time Tristyn was seen to life was a little after twelve o’clock at night on Sunday in her Durbin Crossing area. Her body was then found around 6pm regional time by a regional citizen after authorities put out a missing out on person alert.
Mr Hardwick said his workplace has yet to identify a clear motive for the murder.
” We’re going to take a look at every aspect, every criminal offense that’s available. Our girls and also individuals are going to leave no stone unturned,” Mr Hardwick claimed. “So those facts will come forward as the office of the medical examiner will really finish their examination.”
During the Tuesday morning hearing, a judge bought the suspect to be held in adolescent custodianship for at the very least 21 days. The suspect has not yet entered a plea for his second-degree murder fee.