Charish Perriwinkle had been shopping with her mother Friday night at the northeast Florida store. Sgt. Lonnie Mills of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tells The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/10GLksY ) that the pair was befriended by a man who offered to take Charish to buy a snack.
The man is a registered sex offender. Sheriff's office spokesman Shannon Hartley said Saturday that the 56-year-old man had been taken into custody after officers surrounded his van.
The sheriff's office Facebook page says authorities are beginning a murder investigation.
About an hour later, the girl's body was found at a church.
More Nation & World Headlines
Christie says he’s running for president to ‘change the world’ Tunisia beach gunman trained in Libya with museum attacker, official says Death toll in Indonesian military plane crash rises to 74 Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race NBC to Trump: You’re fired Texas gives legal help to officials who refuse same-sex couples As he launches 2016 bid, Christie embraces underdog role Survey: Sibling punches aren’t only assaults US kids face
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.