Missing Gas City girl found dead

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GAS CITY, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana State Police say a missing girl has been found dead in the shed behind her family’s house.

Skylea Carmack, 10, was reported missing on Saturday. Her body was discovered hidden inside a plastic trash bag at around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Her stepmother, Amanda Carmack, 34, is accused of strangling Skylea to death back on Saturday. Amanda was arrested and is facing neglect of a dependent resulting in death, domestic battery resulting in death and strangulation charges. She is currently held in the Grant County Jail.

Police believe Skylea was killed between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. An autopsy conducted in Fort Wayne on Wednesday determined her cause of death was asphyxia by strangulation and ruled her manner of death a homicide.


  1. Where are the murder charges???? That sounds like a slap on the wrist. Where is the justice for this young child? She should get life with no parole. She not only took the childs life, she also took the child away from everyone whom loved her.


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