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A teenage girl was stabbed over 80 times and then set on fire by a man she met on Facebook, according to police.


15-year-old Sabriya McLean’s body was found on the Philadelphia streets late Tuesday morning by police officers. Investigators say she met up with the suspect, 23-year-old Cole Swaringer-Herring, on Monday night. The suspect’s parents were reportedly out of town at the time of the murder, but he told them what he had done when they returned home.

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The concerned parents then alerted police the following morning. When responding officers located McLean’s body under a pile of leaves, they immediately arrested Swaringer-Herring and are wondering if he’s committed any other murders due to the serious nature of the crime.

“It was a very violent act so we’re looking at him in connection to some other possible cases that we’ve had,” said Capt. Jack Ryan, who added that they have yet to determine a motive for the killing.

Charged with murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and related offenses, Swaringer-Herring is being held pending his future preliminary hearing. McLean had tragically just turned 15 in October. The Delaware native had been reported missing prior to the gruesome discovery.

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A teen girl died an unbelievably gruesome death after being lured by a stranger on Facebook PHILADELPHIA POLICE
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Carlin Becker is an Associate Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @_carlbeck.
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