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Boy, 14, is charged with murder of 13-year-old Florida cheerleader

Boy, 14, is charged with murder after body of his classmate, missing Florida cheerleader, 13, is found in woods

  • Tristyn Bailey’s body was found in woods near in St Augustine on Sunday night
  • The 13-year-old cheerleader was reported missing by her family at 10am Sunday
  • Aiden Fucci, 14, has been charged with 2nd degree murder; he is currently in juvenile custody but police named him on Monday 
  • It’s unclear if he will be charged as an adult or as a juvenile  
  • He is currently in juvenile custody but was named by sheriff’s deputies at a press conference 

A fourteen-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a 13-year-old Florida cheerleader whose body was found in woods on Sunday night, less than 12 hours after she was reported missing.  

Aiden Fucci, 14, has been named by police as the suspect in the killing of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. 

He has been taken into custody on second-degree murder charges but prosecutors have not yet decided if he will be charged as a juvenile or adult.   

Aiden Fucci, 14, has been named by police as the suspect in the killing of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey (pictured) whose body was found on  Monday 

Tristyn’s body was found in woods near Fucci’s home on Sunday night, less than 12 hours after her family reported her missing. 

It’s unclear how she died but police say her body was found fully clothed. 

She was last seen at 1.12am on Sunday, and was reported missing at 10am. She and Aiden were classmates at Patriot Oaks Academy.  

‘We have arrested a suspect by the name of Aiden Fucci, 14 year old. He is currently in custody charged with second degree murder.

‘This is a long process, we’re in the very early stages of this. 

‘The suspect is in custody – there are no further threats to this case,’ St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said at a press conference on Monday morning.   

They have not released any photographs of the suspect.  

Tristyn's family reported her missing on Sunday at 10am. She was last seen at midnight by them, and cops say she was last accounted for at around 1.15am. By 6pm on Sunday, her body had been found

Tristyn’s family reported her missing on Sunday at 10am. She was last seen at midnight by them, and cops say she was last accounted for at around 1.15am. By 6pm on Sunday, her body had been found 

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