Girl, 17, ‘lured to woods and killed with baseball bat by ex-boyfriend and school pal’
Madison Sparrow tragically died on October 2 (Image: rememberingmadisonsparrowFacebook)
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A 17-year-old girl was lured to the woods by her ex-boyfriend and a classmate before they beat her to death with a baseball bat, it is alleged.
Madison Sparrow tragically died on October 2 and an autopsy report showed her death was as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Her classmate Annika Stalczynski, 17, is accused of plotting the murder with Madison’s ex-boyfriend, Noah Sharp, 19.
The pair are accused of bludgeoning Madison to death with a metal baseball bat in woods behind a school in Delaware.
Sharp reportedly said he took Madison to another wooded area where police found her body.
Noah Sharp reportedly admitted to murdering his ex-girlfriend
(Image: Delaware State Police)
Sharp was arrested three days after Madison was murdered and confessed to killing her with the bat, Yahoo News reports.
Stalczynski, who had known Madison for some time, has also since been charged with first degree murder.
State Prosecutor AJ Roop, according to Delaware Online, said: "I believe that they had a relationship going back over a number of years, I won't get into much more than that, or what the status was recently, but they were acquaintances, and they did know each other."
An autopsy report showed Madison's death was as a result of blunt force trauma to the head
The motive of the crime is unclear and there remain many unanswered questions, but investigators hope the arrests of Stalczynski and Sharp will provide hope for the victim's family.
Madison was reported missing on the evening of her death after she didn't return home from a shopping trip with a friend.
A missing person alert was issued the next day.
Investigators found the murder weapon, droplets of blood and Madison's clothes in a wooded area, reports said.
Attorney General Kathy Jennings said in a statement: "My heart aches for Madi’s parents, the Sparrow family, and the entire Newark Charter community.
"We can never replace what these people have lost, but we can – and will – hold her killers accountable."
Stalczynski and Sharp are being held in custody on bail.