SOUDERTON, Pennsylvania (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — There is no doubt the news of missing, then found murdered, 9-year-old Skylar Kouffman’s fate has devastated the people who know and love her, and even those who never knew her.
The Chief of Police, James P. Leary, is no exception.
During a phone call with Chief Leary Tuesday morning, it was clear he, too, is devasted by what has transpired over less than 24-hours.
“We have no updates yet,” he told me late Tuesday morning. “I’m not sure how much you know yet, but we’ve arrested the guy and we expect to arraign him today.”
Chief Leary, with pain in his voice said, “Call me back in a while and I’ll give you his name. I’ll even spell it for you.”
Chief Leary also said it is the department’s policy not to release the name of suspects before they are charged with a crime.
For more coverage on Skylar’s story, read:
Skylar Kauffman, 9: Missing hours, found dead in trash bin; suspect arrested
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