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Police: Teen Girl Stabbed More Than 50 Times, Body Burned By Man She Met On Facebook

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A teenage girl was found dead in an alley in West Philadelphia, and police believe the suspect is a man she met on Facebook.

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Detectives found the body of 15-year-old Sabriya McLean in the area of 49th and Spruce Streets after receiving a call around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police say she was stabbed more than 50 times and burned before her body was left covered in leaves.

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Police say Sabriya met the suspect on Facebook.

Cole Swaringer-Herring
23-year-old Cole Swaringer-Herring (Credit: Philadelphia Police)

Authorities say the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Cole Swaringer-Herring, told his parents, who reported the crime to police.

Swaringer-Herring was arrested charged with murder, arson, abuse of corpse and related offenses.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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