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Stepmother strangled 10-year-old Indiana girl to death before throwing body in shed and telling family that she ran away

A 34-year-old woman is accused of strangling her 10-year-old stepdaughter to death before stuffing her body in a bag and throwing it in a shed behind her Gas City home. Authorities say Skylea Carmack was already dead when Amanda D. Carmack told her family that she had run away.

Carmack was arrested on Wednesday, September 4, from her Gas City home. She faces preliminary charges of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation, and domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

The girl’s father, Kevin Carmack, told FOX59 that he had left her with Amanda and six other children before going to work on Saturday, August 31. According to the authorities, the stepmother strangled the girl between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and called the police to report her missing around 9 p.m. Read the full article here ▶