Pasadena Teen Charged With Murdering Five Year Old Sister Awaits Extradition From Ohio

The Pasadena teen who was charged in the brutal murder of his five year old sister over the weekend is currently awaiting extradition back to Maryland from a juvenile detention center in Clark County, Ohio. 

Police say Stephen Jarrod Davis Jr., 17, a student at Chesapeake High School, was taken into custody by Ohio authorities on Saturday about 3 hours after he was identified as the suspect in the death of his young sister, Anaya Abdul.  Davis was reportedly arrested by Ohio State Police after leading troopers on a high speed chase through I-70, several hundred miles away from where Anaya was found dead.  "Extradition is pending," a police spokesperson said.  

It remains unclear how long the process could take.  

Officers responded to an Applegate North residence on Saturday morning in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court and discovered the child's remains.  

As a result of the investigative evidence, homicide detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Davis as an adult with first degree murder.  An autopsy was completed, and the cause of death was determined to be multiple sharp force injuries, the manner of death was ruled homicide. 

In a heartfelt letter to families, Fort Smallwood Elementary School Principal Bobbie Kesecker reflected on the loss of Anaya. "Anaya, a kindergarten student at our school, was very sweet," Principal Kesecker wrote in the letter.  "She was quite animated when called upon, and always had something to say in the classroom."