15-Year-Old Girl Reportedly Stabbed 80 Times, Set On Fire, Then Dumped Under Pile Of Leaves By A Man She Met On Facebook

15-Year-Old Girl Reportedly Stabbed 80 Times, Set On Fire, Then Dumped Under Pile Of Leaves By A Man She Met On Facebook

Cole Swaringer-Herring told his parents he committed a crime and they alerted police.

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A 15-year-old girl from Philadelphia was stabbed approximately 80 times and then set on fire by an older man she met on Facebook, according to police. 

Philadelphia police officers found the body of Sabriya McLean under a pile of leaves on Tuesday morning. Investigators determined she was last seen alive on Monday night when she met up with 23-year-old Cole Swaringer-Herring, reported WPVI-TV.

Police searched for McLean’s body when the suspect’s parents called authorities to report their son’s crime. According to an unnamed source, Swaringer-Herring’s parents were not home at the time of the killing; however, when they returned he confessed what he’d done. They phoned police the next morning.

Swaringer-Herring was arrested on the scene and immediately started to look into the suspect’s history.

"It was a very violent act, so we're looking at him in connection to some other possible cases that we've had," Capt. Jack Ryan told the local news station.

There is currently no known motive for the killing of McLean.

Swaringer-Herring is charged with murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and related offenses. He's being held pending his future preliminary hearing.

McLean just turned 15 in October.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Philadelphia Police)

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