JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Georgia Bureau of Investigation report surrounding the discovery of 7-year-old Somer Thompson's body at a Georgia landfill in October 2009 has been released.
Somer was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Jarred Harrell, who pleaded guilty to all the charges earlier this month and was sentenced to life in prison.
According to the report, Somer's body was found at 3:08 p.m. Oct 21, 2009, and investigators knew it was her by 5 p.m. because of a birthmark below her left knee.
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The report says the girl's body sustained damage from heavy machinery used at dump. It says she was found wearing an outfit similar to the one she was last seen in.
The report says Somer's body was found with carpet, carpet padding, and wood in the dump. She was also covered in dirt and trash brought to the same landfill in the two days since she had been missing.
The report says Somer died from asphyxiation and suffered blows to the head, which is consistent with what the medical examiner reported. The report also says her body showed evidence of a sexual assault.
Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said Harrell had raped and asphyxiated Somer and dumped her body in a commercial trash bin in Fleming Island by the time her mother flagged down a deputy to report her missing.
Channel 4's Emily Turner is going through the report to uncover more details in the discovery of Somer's body.
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