Ohio man arrested in connection with body found in Mercer County landfill

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AUSTINTOWN, OHIO -  Police have arrested an Ohio man in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Mercer County landfill last week.

Police say 18-year old Ricki Williams faces charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping.  They arrested him Tuesday night. 

Gina Burger, of Austintown, Ohio, was stabbed in the chest.  Her body was later found in the Grove City landfill.

Ohio police received help from the U.S. Marshals in tracking down the suspect.

Investigators say they believe Burger was first kidnapped and murdered in Ohio.  They identified her by scars from a major surgery she had and by her clothing.

Burger's body was found at Tri-County Industries on June 25.  Trucks from Ohio and western Pennsylvania use the facility.


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