MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — A 14-year-old boy from Manchester faces multiple charges, including murder and sexual assault, in a June homicide.
Manchester Police arrested the teenager on Friday following a five-month investigation into the death of a juvenile girl, identified by family as 13-year-old Zaniya Wright.
On June 18, officers responded to an apartment building on Olcott Street and found Wright dead in the basement. The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, saying the cause of her death was compression of the neck, which means strangulation.
A day before Wright’s body was found, her mother reported her missing to the police.
The suspect faces charges of felony murder, first-degree strangulation, first-degree sexual assault, and risk of injury to a minor – illegal sexual contact.
He is currently detained at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center.