Police: Man admitted to beating Warsaw toddler to death

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WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): Police say a man admitted to beating a 2-year-old Warsaw girl to death and burying her body in his brother’s backyard.

On Friday, Nov. 11, Christopher A. Grimmett, 29, was arrested and charged with murder.

At about 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, crews were called to a Warsaw home on reports of a custody complaint. Officers met with Katie Stamper and her boyfriend, Grimmett. He said he had been babysitting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, Adalin P. Stamper, according to NewsNowWarsaw.

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Police learned Adalin was at Grimmett’s brother’s home in the 1800 block of Sue Avenue earlier in the day. Grimmett said Adalin’s grandmother picked Adalin up at the home and he went home in a taxi, according to court documents.

Officers investigated the claims and went to the home. Deputies obtained consent to search the property. During the search, police found a shallow grave in the back yard and a lot of blood inside the home.

(Photo Supplied / Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office)
(Photo Supplied / Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office)

Technicians found Adalin’s body wrapped in white trash bags inside the shallow grave.

At some point, Grimmett admitted to killing Adalin and burying her body, according to police.

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office said she died from “multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.”

He is being held in Kosciusko County Jail.

 

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