Stepbrother charged in 10-year-old girl’s murder

The stepbrother of a 10-year-old girl who was found murdered in Saginaw shortly after being reported missing has been charged for her murder.
Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 11:40 AM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - The stepbrother of a 10-year-old girl who was found murdered in Saginaw shortly after being reported missing has been charged for her murder, according to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

The suspect has been identified as 14-year-old Jameion Peterson. Peterson was arraigned on Wednesday, Aug. 31 on one count of open murder. He is being charged as an adult.

Na’mylah Turner Moore, 10, was found dead on Tuesday, Aug. 30. She was reported missing early that morning.

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Hours later, her body was found in an abandoned lot near 12th and Annesley Street by Michigan State Police troopers.

On Wednesday, Michigan State Police announced a juvenile had been arrested in connection with her death. The prosecutor’s office confirmed that juvenile is the victim’s stepbrother, Peterson.

The cause of death is unclear as the prosecutor’s office is awaiting results from the autopsy.

A GoFundMe has been created to help with funeral expenses.

Na’mylah was a student at Saginaw Public Schools. Superintendent Dr. Damont Roberts issued the following statement in regards to her death:

“Na’mylah Turner-Moore was a fourth-grade student that was well-liked by her peers and was a leader at Stone School, known for organizing recess activities during lunch and recess. She really enjoyed Art class and spending time with her friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. We will miss Na’mylah very much.”