Man who raped 5-year-old girl and hanged her with socks helped police search for her (video)By Mason White 11:17 AM September 1, 2014
|Alberto Julio Garcia|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man who helped police officers in their search for a missing girl, is accused of raping and hanging her, police in Mississippi said.
Gulfport Police said that the 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and strangled.
29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia, was charged with capital murder in the death of Janaya Thompson. Prosecutors told a court that the DNA of Garcia, was found on the girl.
Prosecutors also told the court that the girl died as a result of hanging.
Police found her hanging from a bathroom window by socks inside an abandoned home about 12 hours after the start of a massive search.
Garcia told investigators that the night after the assault he went home and took a shower. While in the shower, the girl’s family asked him if he had seen Thompson.
Garcia told investigators that he joined the search.