A teenager killed his 5-year-old half sister in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, before fleeing to Ohio, where he was arrested Saturday, police say.
Officers found 5-year-old Anaya Jannah Abdul dead about 8:15 a.m. in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court in Pasadena, police said.
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Abdul's death was ruled a homicide, and an autopsy found she died from multiple "sharp force injuries," police said in a news release Sunday.
Evidence revealed that Abdul's 17-year-old half brother, Stephen Jarrod Davis II, was involved, according to police.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Davis as an adult with first-degree murder and they were able to track him down in the Springfield, Ohio, area with the help of Ohio authorities, police said.
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He was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition back to Maryland.
Investigators are still looking into what led up to the killing.
Correction: This story previously incorrectly reported the victim was the suspect's half brother. The victim was the suspect's half sister.
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