SAGINAW, Mich. (TCD) -- A 14-year-old has been charged with murder for allegedly killing his missing 10-year-old stepsister.
According to MLive.com, 10-year-old Na'Mylah Turner-Moore was reported missing Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:15 a.m. because she was not at her stepfather's home on the 800 block of South 12th Street. Na'Mylah's stepfather reportedly called her biological father, who then called Saginaw Police.
Later that day, officers reportedly found the young girl's body in an abandoned lot just down the street from the home.
Na'Mylah's stepbrother, 14-year-old Jameion Peterson, was arrested and is being charged as an adult with open murder. Saginaw County Court records show the criminal complaint and warrant against him were both filed Aug. 31.
Na'Mylah's mom, Melonzine Turner, told MLive.com her daughter was the oldest and loved taking care of her younger siblings.
Turner shared, "She was jolly, smiley-faced. She had personality. She had so many friends. Everybody wanted to be around her. She just was lovable."
The little girl reportedly had aspirations of becoming a doctor because Turner suffers from Crohn's disease.
Turner said Na'Mylah often told her, "Momma, I’m gonna take care of you. I’m gonna be a doctor."
Saginaw Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Damont Roberts wrote in a statement, "Na’mylah Turner-Moore was a fourth-grade student that was well-liked by her peers and was a leader at Stone School, known for organizing recess activities during lunch and recess. She really enjoyed Art class and spending time with her friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. We will miss Na’mylah very much."