Man arrested for killing of teen girl found on Brooklyn beach

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The girl’s body was found on Gerritsen Beach in January. Credit: Metro file photo

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the murder of a teen girl whose body was found on Gerritsen Beach in January.

Christian Ferdinand allegedly killed Shaniesha Forbes, 14, cops said. The two were in a relationship, and Ferdinand told cops he killed Forbes because he thought she was pregnant, the New York Post reports.

Forbes was not in fact pregnant. Ferdinand allegedly suffocated the Brooklyn teen inside his apartment. He then stuffed her body into a suitcase a few days later, brought it to the beach and set it on fire, the Post reports.

Cops arrested Ferdinand in Maine, where he had fled after the killing.


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