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Girl found hanging from rope in tree laid to rest

(Source: WBRC) (Source: WBRC)

RAGLAND, Ala. (AP) - Relatives buried a 9-year-old girl who was found last week hanging from a tree.

The Daily Home of Talladega reports that Katelynn Arnold was laid to rest Monday in Ragland.

On Thursday, the girl was found hanged from a tree with an old tire swing rope at her home. Authorities accused her 14-year-old half-brother with killing her.

County Coroner Dennis Russell said an autopsy found the cause of death was homicide due to ligature strangulation.

The boy faces juvenile charges. His name was not released. Authorities could later decide to charge him as an adult.

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