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A Delaware teen allegedly admitted to beating his ex-girlfriend to death with an aluminum bat before dumping her body in a wooded area.
Newark Charter School junior Madison Sparrow, 17, was reported missing by her family on Friday evening after she did not come home, the Delaware State Police stated in a press release. She had told her family she was going out for ice cream and to buy a birthday present for her sister that afternoon, according to the Newark Post.
An initial investigation led police to talk to her ex-boyfriend Noah Sharp, 19, who allegedly admitted to beating Sparrow in the head in a wooded area behind an elementary school on Friday, court documents obtained by the Newark Post stated.
The ex allegedly led investigators to the body, which they say was transported to a more secluded spot after she was killed. The search for Sparrow was called off Monday after her body was located, police stated. A coroner has determined she died of homicide by blunt-force trauma.
Sharp allegedly told police that he premeditated her murder with another person, who has not been identified, according to court documents.
“At this time, there is information indicating additional individuals may be involved in this homicide,” the police press release stated.
Sharp has been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He’s being held on cash bail of a little more than $1 million.
It’s not clear if Sharp has a lawyer.
Sparrow’s friend Rohn Satjar told CBS Philadelphia that his slain pal was generous and a good friend.
"The way she gave to others when the time came, there was so much of an outpouring from all parts of the community," he said. "In a dark world, you need people that are light. It just helps you process through life’s challenges and wherever you are, you need people like Madison."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at (302) 741-2729 or Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online.
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