TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A suspect has been arrested and is being held on $10 million bond in the death and sexual assault of an 8-year-old Topeka girl.
The suspect was booked into the Shawnee County jail late Tuesday in the death of Ahliyah Nachell Irvin.
Matt Patterson, senior assistant district attorney, told The Topeka Capital-Journal that the suspect appeared before a judge Wednesday and an attorney was appointed for him. The Shawnee County court clerk’s office said formal charges were still pending Wednesday.
Police found the child’s body early Tuesday in the same southeast Topeka apartment complex where family members reported her missing about 45 minutes earlier. Authorities have not said how she was killed or exactly where in the apartment complex she was found.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday.