15-year-old boy rapes his 10-year-old sister before killing her and dumping her bodyBy Mason White 5:59 PM February 23, 2016
|Fredrick Matthew Lochridge and Isabella Heffernan|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his sister and dumping her body in a field, police in Florida said.
Fountain police said that they have arrested 15-year-old Fredrick Matthew Lochridge, after being accused of shooting and killing 10-year-old Isabella Heffernan.
Investigators believe that Heffernan was raped before she was murdered.
According to the police investigation, Heffernan was last seen alive around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, after she went to bed at her family home on Norwood Road.
Her father, Fredrick Lochridge, reported her missing around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police launched a massive search in the area surrounding the family home.
Around 4:30 p.m., the body of Heffernan was located in a field behind her house.
While police were searching for Heffernan, the father began to suspect that his son may have had something to do with her disappearance.
The father questioned his son and handcuffed him. When the girl was found dead, police took the boy into custody.
Investigators believe that the boy dragged his sister out of bed and into the woods, where she was raped and shot dead.