CHIPPEWA Falls police have announced an arrest in the search for Lily Peters’ killer after her body was found in a wooded area in Wisconsin.
The suspect is reportedly a juvenile who “was not a stranger to Lily,” according to police, but authorities did not provide any additional information about the suspect, including their age.
“While nothing will bring Lily Peters back, or change what happened, we are very grateful to be able to deliver this news for the family and for the community,” said Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matt Kelm.
Lily was riding her bike four blocks from her aunt’s house to her house, but the little girl never arrived and her father reported her missing.
Her death has been compared to the 1996 case of Amber Hagerman, 9, who was snatched from her bike and found dead days later, inspiring the Amber Alert system.
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