FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CBS) — A Fort Wayne, Ind., man is facing more felony charges for allegedly beating a 9-year-old girl to death with a brick and chopping up her body.
Michael Plumadore, 39, now stands charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and moving the body from the scene of a violent or suspicious death in the murder of Aliahna Lemmon, who had been missing for more than four days.
He was initially charged with just murder and ordered held without bond earlier in the week.
The two new charges are both Class D felonies.
Aliahna had been reported missing at 7:40 p.m. Chicago time Dec. 22, WANE reported. Plumadore lived in the same trailer park as her family, and Aliahna had been staying with him for the past week.
An affidavit issued by the Allen County, Ind., Sheriff’s Department says Plumadore admitted to beating Aliahna to death with a brick, then stuffing her body into trash bags and hiding it in the freezer. He then sawed her up her body with a hacksaw, stuffed the remains into freezer bags, and hid some at his trailer and some in a dumpster at a nearby business, the affidavit said.
Plumadore directed Allen County detectivews to the little girl’s head, feet and a hand in his freezer, where they were found on Monday, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported.
The murder allegedly happened on Thursday night.
On Monday, FBI agents swarmed the Northway mobile home park where Plumadore lives, the Journal Gazette reported. The seedy trailer park is known as a haven for registered sex offenders, although Plumadore is not one, the Journal Gazette reported.
Aliahna’s family lives in the same trailer park.
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