( 4UMF NEWS ) 5-Year-Old Found Dead In Trash Can:
Five-year-old Isabella Tennant was found dead after going missing from her home in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Authorities said a 16-year-old and Tyler Best, 18, were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Niagara Falls City Court. An autopsy of the body of Isabella Tennant was also scheduled.
The arrests came after Best went to police Monday morning and led them to a garbage can containing a trash bag holding Isabella’s body. Best told them he had helped the younger teen dispose of it after the boy had killed her, police said.
Isabella’s family called police Monday morning to say she was missing from her great-grandmother‘s Niagara Falls home, where she’d been staying overnight.
“The great grandmother, Sharon Lascelle, said she went to bed just after 11:00 p.m. and Isabella was playing with” the 16-year-old, according to a press release issued to NBC station WGRZ by the Niagara Falls Police Department.
“At this time we believe (the 16-year-old) killed Isabella with his bare hands (no weapons involved) and that Best was only involved after she was deceased and assisted with moving her remains,” it said.
The teen “was described by family members of the victim as a ‘close’ and ‘trusted’ family friend. They also said it was also not uncommon for him to be in the home and around Isabella unsupervised. Best and (the younger teen) are described as close friends,” it added.