The brutalized body of a 15-year-old girl was discovered late Tuesday morning in Philadelphia. Police say that the young girl, identified as 15-year-old Sabriya McLean of New Castle, Del., had been stabbed approximately 80 times before being set on fire by a man that she met on Facebook.
According to 6ABC, McLean met with the suspect, 23-year-old Cole Swaringer-Herring on Monday night. Both of Swaringer-Herring’s parents were out at the time of the incident, but when they returned home he told them what he had done. The following morning his parents contacted police.
The 23-year-old was arrested on the scene after the girl’s body was found under a pile of leaves. The viciousness of the attack have investigators contemplating whether this was the first time that Swaringer-Herring has killed before.
“It was a very violent act so we’re looking at him in connection to some other possible cases that we’ve had,” Police Capt. Jack Ryan told the news station.
The suspect is facing charges of murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and other related offenses.