The long journey home: Family to bury Jorelys Rivera in Puerto Rico
by Cherokee Tribune staff
December 11, 2011 12:00 AM | 4258 views | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Family members exit the chapel after the funeral service for Jorelys Rivera at First Baptist Church of Canton on Saturday. Jorelys’ body will be flown out of Atlanta to Puerto Rico, where family members will conduct a private service and burial for the 7-year-old whose body was found in a trash bin Monday.<br>Cherokee Tribune/Jon-Michael Sullivan
Family members exit the chapel after the funeral service for Jorelys Rivera at First Baptist Church of Canton on Saturday. Jorelys’ body will be flown out of Atlanta to Puerto Rico, where family members will conduct a private service and burial for the 7-year-old whose body was found in a trash bin Monday.
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Funeral services for Jorelys Rivera, 7, were conducted Saturday at First Baptist Church of Canton.

Media were not allowed inside.

Jorelys, a first-grade student at Canton Elementary School, disappeared around 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the River Ridge at Canton apartment complex and, following an extensive search throughout the weekend, her body was found around noon Monday in a metal trash bin.

An autopsy concluded she had been beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted in a vacant apartment unit in a building adjacent to where she lived.

Police have charged Ryan McCabe Brunn, 20, with murder and giving false statements to the police in connection to Jorelys’ death. He remains in the county jail. The death and subsequent arrest have garnered national attention and shaken many in the local community.

Jorelys’ body will be flown out of Atlanta to Puerto Rico, where family members will conduct a private service and burial.
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olga shumate
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December 14, 2011
rest in peace little angel Our Lord and Savior has you in his arms.
MsJackieinAtl
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December 12, 2011
Rest in peace little one.
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