An Indiana lady who led authorities to consider her 10-year-old stepdaughter had run away has been charged with homicide after the kid’s physique was found in a trash bag at their house, investigators mentioned Thursday.
Amanda D. Carmack, 34, was taken into custody early Wednesday after a four-day seek for Skylea Carmack, Indiana State Police mentioned in a press release. Carmack allegedly strangled the kid and hid her physique inside a shed behind the household’s Gasoline Metropolis house.
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An post-mortem decided Skylea had been strangled Saturday between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., police mentioned Thursday. A coroner dominated the demise a murder.
Skylea’s father, Kevin Carmack, instructed FOX59 Indianapolis he was at work Saturday when his daughter appeared to have run away round Four p.m. He mentioned Skylea had been house along with his spouse and 6 different youngsters on the time.
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Amanda Carmack waited till round 9 p.m. to report Skylea lacking, the station reported.
Police believed Carmack to be the one particular person concerned within the homicide and don’t have any different suspects, the station reported.
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Carmack was charged with homicide, neglect of a dependent leading to demise, home battery leading to demise, and strangulation, authorities mentioned.
She was being held on the Grant County Jail.