Authorities in Massachusetts say a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of multiple criminal charges related to the recent death of 13-year-old Amesbury girl Chloe Ricard.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, her mother said she had been staying with a friend the evening before she was found on Monday.
“She didn’t even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car,” Brian Dolan, her stepfather, said at the time.
He said police had indicated a man in his 40’s was considered a person of interest.
Investigators now believe 47-year-old Carlos Rivera dropped off the victim at the emergency room, according to the Boston Globe.
The Lawrence resident allegedly traveled to the hospital with Ricard and another girl, both of whom police say had been at the suspect’s apartment.
Rivera was arrested on Saturday morning and is expected to face criminal charges including distribution of drugs to a minor and indecent assault and battery on a child.
As of the latest updates available, he remained behind bars with bail set at $750,000.
Rivera was pronounced dead a short time after medical staff recovered her at the emergency room. The cause of her death had not been released by the medical examiner’s office as of the most recent reports.
[Featured image: Chloe Ricard, handout]