A 13-year-old boy is suspected of killing his younger sister in western Finland, police said Thursday. The 9-year-old girl was found dead in a snowy forest Tuesday evening some 100 meters (yards) from her home, Detective Chief Inspector Esa Uusi-Kakkuri said.
"Our investigations have revealed that the death was caused by violence and we suspect the brother," Uusi-Kakkuri said. "I don't think there's ever been a similar case in Finland with such a young victim and such a young suspect."
A police sniffer dog found the girl after the family and relatives unsuccessfully searched for her in the freezing cold, near Kurikka, some 340 kilometers (210 miles) northwest of the capital, Helsinki.
Uusi-Kakkuri declined to name the family or give details because minors were involved. The investigation and possible hearing will be held behind closed doors, he said, reports the AP.