TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Topeka man is being held on suspicion of murder, sexual assault and other charges in the killing of an 8-year-old girl.
Police found the body of Ahliyah Irvin around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in the same southeast Topeka apartment complex where family members reported her missing about 45 minutes earlier.
Authorities have not said how the girl was killed or exactly where in the apartment complex she was found. But WIBW-TV reports that Police Chief Ron Miller describes the crime as “particularly heinous.”
About 50 officers converged Tuesday morning on a school district building after a suspicious person tried to run inside.
The 28-year-old man was later found hiding in a creek and taken into custody on suspicion of several charges in the girl’s death.