The family of 15-year-old Sabriya McLean is mourning from their loss. Sabriya was stabbed 80 times and set on fire by a guy she met on Facebook.
According to local news station WPVI-TV, McLean and Swaringer-Herring met in person on Monday night. It is unknown how long they knew each other previously, or when they met through Facebook. Police claim the suspect brutalized and killed the young victim during that encounter. Swaringer-Herring confessed the crime to his parents, who were away when the alleged murder happened but returned home. The man’s parents contacted the police the next day.
Cole was arrested at the murder scene where Sabriya’s body was found under a pile of leaves. He has been charged with murder, arson, and abuse of a corpse among other related offenses.