Bond Denied for Man Arrested in Griffin Girl's Death

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GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a 40-year-old man who was arrested in the death of a 9-year-old Spalding County girl.
WGCL-TV reports Shane Collett appeared in court Sunday. He was arrested on charges of murder, kidnapping and concealing a death.
Officials say Skylar Dials was reported missing Friday. Authorities found the girl's body in a wooded area around 2 a.m. Saturday after a land and air search that included neighbors, search dogs and multiple law enforcement agencies.
Officials have not given details on how Dials was killed or how Collett was identified as a suspect.
Collett is being held in the Spalding County Sheriff's Office Detention Center. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

Funeral arrangements for the 9-year-old have been released. 

Visitation for Skylar Dials will be held on Wednesday, December 26 at the Haisten McCullough Funeral Home and Westwood Gardens in Griffin from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

The funeral for Dials will be held at the Griffin Center Point Church in South Griffin on Thursday at 11 a.m. and the procession will leave the church and head to Oak Hill Cemetery following the service. 

Griffin Center Point Church is located at 1427 US-41 Bypass.
Griffin is about 40 miles south of Atlanta.
Information from: WGCL-TV, 


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