UPDATE: Authorities Say Teen Met Man Through Craigslist

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UPDATE 9/3/2014 11:30 AM

New details about a body found over the weekend in Meigs County.

Investigators say the victim - 16-year-old Ericka Brown - met her killer on Craigslist.

Documents show Brown posted ads on the site, saying she'd do anything for money.

Investigators say 36-year-old Ernest Roach admits to meeting her more than once for sex, eventually killing her.

Aside from the murder charges we told you about earlier this week, Roach faces federal charges for traveling across state lines to pay for sex.

Those alone could put him behind bars for 30 years.

Investigators say Brown's body was found along the Ohio River Saturday in Portland.

Her body was wrapped-up in a tarp with a cinder block tied to it.

She'd been missing since August 10th.


UPDATE 9/1/2014 5:40 PM

The Meigs County Sheriff's Office says a body found Saturday is that of a teen missing from Kanawha County since August 10.

The sheriff's office says the body is that of 16-year-old Ericka Brown.

It was found along the Ohio River in Portland.

The people who found the body say it was wrapped up in a tarp with a cinder block tied to it.

The sheriff's office released the identity Monday afternoon.

Ernest Roach was arrested and faces murder charges.


Meigs Co. Sheriff's Office says a person of interest is in custody after authorities spent Saturday on the scene where a woman's body was found.

It happened around 11 a.m. along the Ohio River in Portland.

The sheriff's office hasn't released any further details.

The people who found the body say it was wrapped in a tarp with a cinder block tied to it.


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