(CBS) – Chastinea Reeves, the 15-year-old Gary, Ind. girl who was the focus of an AMBER Alert earlier this week, has now been charged in the stabbing death of her mother.
Thirty-four-year-old Jamie Garnett was found dead early Monday. The Lake County Coroner’s Office says she was stabbed to death.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Clouds, Showers Possible As Area Awaits Warming Trend
Authorities had issued an AMBER Alert on Monday; Gary police said Reeves could be in “extreme danger.”
The teen had gone to a relative’s house and said her mother had been the victim of a crime. Shortly after arriving, the teen vanished. She was found Tuesday, Gary police reported.READ MORE: Madrigal, Mendick Homer As White Sox Pound Twins 16-4
Reeves is charged with murder and being held as a juvenile defendant in Crown Point. Lake County, Ind. prosecutors have filed a petition seeking to move the case into adult court. A hearing is set for April 15.
Neighbors expressed shock at the news.
“Wow — how do you kill your mother?” Jay Lew said Thursday. “I remember (Garnett) taking her children to school in the mornings and coming home from work, just being with children.”MORE NEWS: Lily Cache Creek Trail Closed In Bolingbrook After Woman, Dog Attacked By Coyote