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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.