Police apprehend suspect in the death of 8-year-old Illinois girl

Photo provided by Illinois State Police
Photo provided by Illinois State Police

OLNEY, Ill. (KWQC) – Police have arrested a man suspected in the death of an 8-year-old girl found in Olney, Ill. on Wednesday.

Glen R. Ramey, 53, was apprehended by Illinois State Police on Sunday at 2:21 am. He was arrested for first degree murder and predatory sexual assault in the death of 8-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg. Stauffenberg’s body had been found on Wednesday evening behind a vinegar plant on the south side of Olney.

State Police say the arrest was made possible due to a collaborative effort between several law enforcement agencies that make up the Southern Illinois Child Death Task Force. Assisting agencies included law enforcement from Olney, Richland, Flora, Salem, Centralia, Effingham, and Vandalia.

Ramey is currently being held at the Richland County Jail. State Police are not releasing any further information at this time.

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