Suspect in death of Gina Bacher Burger to be arraigned Wednesday


The suspect township police have in custody in connection with the death of 16-year-old Gina Burger will be arraigned in Mahoning County Area Court here at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities were formalizing charges tonight, and will likely file them between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Prosecutor Ken Cardinal. Cardinal declined to release the suspect’s name or reveal any potentially identifying details about him — just that he was arrested by authorities late this afternoon.

“Police reasonably believe, and have just cause to believe, they have the right person who is responsible for that death,” Cardinal said.

Austintown authorities are expected to release a statement later this evening.

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