The body of Isabella Tennant was found stuffed in a garbage can near her home, and the 16-year-old neighbor of her grandmother has confessed to the murder. John Freeman is the neighbor of the missing/slain child's grandmother, where she was last seen at midnight Sunday night before being reported as vanished. The man was described as "a trusted neighbor," which is an echo to the sentiments made by families in so many of these tragic cases.
The murder and suspect were snitched out by 18-year-old Tyler Best, who went to the police claiming to have information on 5-year-old "Bella's" murder. This teen has been charged alongside John Freeman for helping in disposing of the child's murdered body.
Police have not acknowledged whether or not Isabella Tennant was sexually assaulted, but they believe John Freeman murdered the little girl with his bare hands before stuffing her in a garbage bag and throwing her away like refuse.
Now a family mourns the loss of an innocent little girl while scratching their heads at what led the 16-year-old to committing such a horrendous act. He's described as "always being around," in the home of the young girl's grandmother, playing on the computer. So that explains how he had access to the child after midnight.
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