The Latest: Police say toddler death investigation not over

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Posted: Mar 28, 2016 2:54 PM
The Latest: Police say toddler death investigation not over

SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance and death of a 1-year-old Indiana girl (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

A state police spokesman says the investigation into the death of a 1-year-old Indiana girl isn't over despite charges being filed against a man who authorities say abducted her from her father's home and then raped and killed her.

Sgt. Curt Durnil said Monday that the circumstances of Shaylyn (SHAY'-lynn) Ammerman's death remained under investigation. He says detectives could take several days or weeks to complete interviews and review of evidence, but that more arrests aren't expected Monday.

Durnil's comments follow the Owen County prosecutor's decision on Monday to file murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges against 22-year-old Kyle Parker of Spencer.

Court documents say Parker was drinking whiskey with Shaylyn's uncle and took the girl from the Spencer home where her father, uncle and grandmother lived after family members fell asleep.

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2 p.m.

A judge has ordered an Indiana man remain jailed without bond on charges that he raped and killed a 1-year-old girl after abducting her from her father's home.

An Owen County judge entered not guilty pleas for 22-year-old Kyle Parker of Spencer on murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in Shaylyn (SHAY'-lynn) Ammerman's death. Parker appeared via video link from the county jail for his initial hearing Monday afternoon.

The judge appointed attorney Jacob Fish as Parker's public defender. A telephone message seeking comment was left at Fish's law office.

Court documents say Parker was drinking whiskey with Shaylyn's uncle and took the girl from the Spencer home where her father, uncle and grandmother lived after family members had fallen asleep.

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1 p.m.

Court documents accuse a man who was drinking alcohol with the uncle of a 1-year-old Indiana girl of abducting, raping and killing her after family members had fallen asleep in the home.

Owen County prosecutors filed murder and other charges Monday against 22-year-old Kyle Parker of Spencer in Shaylyn (SHAY'-lynn) Ammerman's death.

Charging documents say investigators questioned Parker after Shaylyn was reported missing Wednesday morning from the Spencer home where her father, uncle and grandmother lived. The documents say Parker first denied involvement, but later directed police to the wooded location where her body was found Thursday night.

An autopsy found Shaylyn suffered severe sexual trauma and died from asphyxiation.

Court records did not list a defense attorney for Parker ahead of his initial hearing Monday afternoon.

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11:05 a.m.

An Indiana prosecutor has filed murder, rape and kidnapping charges against a man who was arrested after the body of a 1-year-old girl was found two days after she disappeared from her father's home.

Online court records show formal charges were filed Monday against 22-year-old Kyle Parker in an Owen County court.

An initial hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Court records did not list a defense attorney for Parker.

Parker was arrested after Shaylyn (SHAY'-lynn) Ammerman's body was found Thursday night in a remote area about 10 miles from her father's home in Spencer, where she was reported missing Wednesday morning.