Ten-year-old Kiaya Campbell was last seen alive when she went for a walk to a local shopping center.
Accompanying her on the walk was the 15-year-old son of her father’s girlfriend. The boy told police they had become separated during their walk.
On Saturday, police arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with Kiaya’s disappearance.
The New York Daily News reported that the police would not release the name of the arrested boy due to his age, but it is speculated that it was the same boy who claimed the girl had gotten lost on their walk.
Kiaya had maintained an active social media presence and was an outgoing girl who seemed to be going places.
Her family had set up a GoFundMe campaign to pay for her memorial service.