State Police Make An Arrest in Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl
New York State Police in Norwich have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder of an 11-year-old girl.
According to New York State Police, troopers originally responded to a residence on County Route 33 in Norwich, NY on Sunday at approximately 11:00 a.m. They received an emergency call for a young girl in cardiac arrest. Upon arrival police discovered 11-year-old Jacelyn O'Connor was dead.
Further investigation determined that O'Connor's death was the result of a homicide. On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 New York State Police arrested 36-year-old James Brower and charged him with 1st Degree Murder. Brower was arraigned and remanded to the Chenango County Jail without bail pending further court proceedings.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York State Police in Norwich at (607)-334-3296. Brower will appear in court again on Thursday, August 3rd at 9 a.m.