Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Murder and Rape of Adopted Daughter, 14, Planned for More Than a Year: Cops
They still were receiving money from the state as though she were alive.
A Pennsylvania woman and her boyfriend have been charged for the rape and murder of Packer’s 14-year-old adopted daughter, in an attack the couple allegedly planned for more than a year.
Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan have both been charged with criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse, according to court documents.
According to court documents, the Pennsylvania teen, who had been missing for months, was found dismembered on Halloween.
Packer and Sullivan reportedly tried to commit suicide on December 30 by drug overdose at their home but after family members found them they were transported to the hospital, where Sullivan allegedly confessed to the crime, according to police.
“This was a sexual fantasy that was shared between Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer, and Grace Packer was the object of that rape-murder fantasy,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said.
According to court documents, the couple took Grace from Packer's home in Abington to their new home in Quakertown, Pennsylvania on July 8, where the teen was allegedly drugged and then raped by Sullivan while her mother watched.
"The hours and the days leading up to her murder were probably the most horrible and traumatic that any person should ever have had to experience," Weintraub said.
The couple reportedly went back to see if Grace was dead the next day but found her alive, so Sullivan strangled her and left her body, according to the report.
Packer then reportedly told police her daughter was missing and had run away after an argument.
Police said, however, that the couple became afraid they’d be caught so they allegedly dismembered the teen's body and dumped her remains in Bear Creek Township, according to court documents.
Police also learned Packer had been receiving $712 monthly for care and custody of Grace even after her death, never telling the state about her disappearance.
"Their motive to perpetuate the lie that she was still alive was profit, greed," said Weintraub. "It was for the money that they could collect because of her life and very existence."
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