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Wednesday December 14, 2011

Murdered 7-Year-Old, Jorelys Rivera, Laid to Rest in Puerto Rico

Murdered 7-Year-Old, Jorelys Rivera, Laid to Rest in Puerto Rico

Photo: Mother of murdered 7-Year-Old, Jorelys Rivera, weeps as daughter laid to rest

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The family of a young girl who disappeared only to be found in a Georgia dumpster a few days later was finally laid to rest in Puerto Rico this weekend.

The small white casket of Jorelys Rivera was filled with her favorite toys at her funeral in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, her mother understandably grief-stricken, and laying her body on her daughter’s casket.

Jorelys was just seven when she went missing after leaving her apartment complex playground to get sodas from her home on December 2nd.

Police say that not only had she been murdered, but also sexually assaulted, and thrown away like trash.

She was allegedly abducted by Ryan Brunn, 20, who lived in and was working as a maintenance worker in the complex. He is currently being held without bond on murder charges, and Jorelys’ mother Joselinne is calling for the death penalty for the man she called “an animal.”

Jorelys was buried in the southern Puerto Rico town where she was born, but over the weekend, the family’s Canton, GA friends and family held a memorial service for the child.