Girl's body found stabbed, beaten in trash bin

GRETNA, LA

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says Matthew Flugence was arrested Tuesday night in Westwego, just outside New Orleans.

Normand says the 20-year-old Flugence was carrying a knife when he was arrested but did not resist deputies.

Flugence faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Ahlittia North. He also was wanted on a charge of sexual battery involving an 11-year old girl.

North disappeared late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Her body was found early Tuesday morning in a trash bin just feet from the apartment where she lived.

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