Monmouth County authorities have announced an arrest in the homicide of the missing 11-year-old girl who was found dead Thursday morning.
According to police Andreas Erazo is charged in the death of AbbieGail Smith, whose body was discovered behind the Hancock Street Apartments complex in Keansburg, where she lived with her family.
Smith was observed in her family's Keansburg apartment around 7:35 p.m. Wednesday and was reported missing about an hour later.
Smith's remains were found with the assistance of K-9 units near a large container on the complex she lives in authoritites said.
Police would not release the nature of Smith's death nor would they say what connection, if any, the suspect had with Smith.
The investigation is active and ongoing.