ISP: 10-year-old's body found in shed, step-mom arrested

After a four-day search, Indiana State Police found the body of missing 10-year-old Skylea Carmack.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 10:21 AM
Updated: Sep 4, 2019 12:39 PM

GAS CITY, Ind. (WLFI) — After a four-day search, Indiana State Police found the body of missing 10-year-old Skylea Carmack. According to ISP, around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning her body was found in a plastic bag in a shed behind her home in Gas City. Investigators believe she was strangled by her stepmother.

Amanda Carmack was arrested on preliminary charges of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation and domestic battery resulting in serious injury. As of this writing of this story, she is being held at the Grant County Jail.

Police believe Skylea was killed between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday evening and was strangled. An autopsy will be conducted to verify her cause of death.

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