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Funeral Tuesday for slain girl

Jorelys Rivera Jorelys Rivera

CANTON, GA (WTOC) - A funeral service will be held Tuesday for a 7-year-old girl abducted and killed near her Georgia home.

On Monday, friends and loved ones honored Jorelys Rivera at a wake in the family's native country of Puerto Rico.

Jorelys disappeared December second near a playground at a Canton, Ga., apartment complex.

Searchers found her body in a compactor-type trash bin three days later.  Authorities have accused 20-year-old Ryan Brunn -- a maintenance worker at the complex -- of killing and sexually assaulting her.

One of his attorneys says he plans to plead not guilty.

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