A Minnesota man has now been charged for the kidnapping, sexual assault and death of a 5-year-old girl.
25-year-old Zachary Todd Anderson kidnapped Alayna Ertl early Saturday from her home. Her tiny young body was found later that day.
He was a family friend and was spending last Friday night at the victimâ€™s familyâ€™s home. Alayna had last been seen when she was tucked into bed around 2 a.m. Saturday. She, along with Mr. Anderson, were nowhere to be found by morning.
He was found later at a cabin his family owned roughly 80 miles north of the original location. He then provided investigators with information that led them to Alaynaâ€™s body.
He was charged Tuesday with murder, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, and motor vehicle theft.