Ohio suspect has 'diminished mental capacity'

This photo provided by Wayne County shows Jerrod Metsker, 24, of Green Township, Ohio. Metsker, 24, was scheduled to appear Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013 in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas on an aggravated murder charge in the death of 9-year-old Reann Murphy, who authorities said was his neighbor. (AP Photo/Wayne County via Akron Beacon Journal) MANDATORY CREDIT

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who lived in his Ohio trailer park has a "diminished mental capacity."

But Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Douglas Hunter won't release information about a specific diagnosis for 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker.

Neighbors say Metsker would play outside with the local children and built a playhouse out of blankets alongside his home, where he'd spend time with youngsters less than half his age.

Authorities say he'd been building a snowman with second-grader Reann Murphy just hours before she was reported missing over the weekend. Reann's body was found in a trash bin.

Neighbor Judy Jarvis says Metsker took part in the search for Reann.

Metsker is being held on $1 million bond following his arraignment Monday. His mother and sister won't comment.