Remains of a slain 3-year-old girl, Breeann Rodriguez, have been found by the authorities after a week of her being missing
Breeann Rodriguez went cycling outside her house, but never returned home, much to the dismay of her parents. The 3-year-old Missouri girl was killed by a neighbor and later her body was dumped to an unknown location. After more than a week of her going missing, Breeann Rodriguez’s body has been discovered. The slain girl’s body was found by a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer who was searching for the body in the area around her house. Breeann’s body was found near the Floodway Ditches, about eight miles southeast of the girl’s family home in Senath.
After the body was discovered, Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder said in a statement;"We appreciate all the help and support from the community in what has been a difficult time for all. We are saddened to confirm our fears but glad we have been able to recover her for her parents." Breeann’s parents were notified about the discovery of her body at around 6:30 p.m., according to the authorities.
Senath is a very peaceful town of around 1,750 people, and Breeann Rodriguez’s death has shaken the entire community and people are still in disbelief over the incident.
Breeann Rodriguez was last seen on the August 06, riding her pink bike, with training wheels, outside her house. Breeann had been given special instructions to not wander-off very far and to remain in front of the house. That is why after her disappearance, her parents insisted that she did not go really far away on her own and in fact something must have happened to her. Their speculations were proved right as it was actually their neighbor who had killed Breeann and later dumped her body in the river.
The only suspect of this case, Shawn Morgan was arrested by authorities on Saturday, and it was him who provided the rest of the details. Morgan said that he found Breeann on the ladder of his backyard pool. He grabbed her, brought her inide and suffocated her to death in a garbage bag. Morgan said it took almost an hour for Breeann to die. He later dumped her body in the same garbage bag with which he suffocated her, and later dumped her body in the river, along with her pink dismantled bike.
Shawn Morgan is now being charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with evidence.