A man suspected of suffocating 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes, dumping her body on Gerritsen Beach, and lighting her on fire has been arrested according to the New York Post. 20-year-old Christian Ferdinand was taken into custody after being found in Maine on Tuesday, where he allegedly fled to after killing Forbes back in January.
The gruesome death of Forbes included Ferdinand reportedly suffocating the 14-year-old in his apartment after learning that she was pregnant. The New York Post notes; however, that Forbes was not actually pregnant. After suffocating Forbes, the suspect kept her body in his apartment for a couple days and transported her body in a suitcase to Gerritsen Beach according to the Post's sources. Ferdinand allegedly has admitted to the crime.