STATEN ISLAND, NY – A teen eyed in the murder of a Wisconsin girl has told investigators the gruesome details of how he lured, assaulted and ultimately murdered the 10-year-old victim, according to multiple reports.
The 14-year-old suspect, identified in court documents only by two initials, was arrested on April 26 in connection with the incident, two days after the girl’s father reported her missing.
According to previously redacted details from the criminal complaint, the teenager explained to a police detective how the incident unfolded, the reports Star Tribune.
The suspect told police the girl was riding a bicycle and riding a hoverboard on a paved path near the victim’s home in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. He told the victim that she should explore off the trail; his intention being to rape and kill her.
The suspect said he punched her, hit her three times in the head with a stick and choked her until he thought she was dead. He said he sexually assaulted her, then got scared and fled the scene.
After the attack, the suspect recalled, he went home, showered and put his dirty clothes in the laundry room. When he learned that Peters had been reported missing, he returned to the scene where he dragged his body a few yards and covered it with leaves.
According to reports, the victim’s father informed police around 9 p.m. on April 24 that his daughter was missing after visiting her aunt’s house a few blocks from her home. Around 11 p.m., he found his bike near the woods she was allegedly lured into. After an unsuccessful overnight search by local authorities, the body was discovered the following morning by a resident who knew the girl.