15-year-old Gary teen at center of Amber Alert, charged with mother’s murder


Chastinea Reeves, the 15-year-old girl at the center of a Gary Amber Alert earlier this week, has been charged with her mother’s murder, according to the Times of Northwest Indiana.

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Reeves is being held at a juvenile detention center on charges in connection with the death of Jamie Garnett, 34.

Garnett was found dead at her home in Gary on Monday morning, Feb. 13.

Officials with the Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed Garnett’s cause of death were stab wounds and ruled the manner of death as a homicide.

A Lake County Prosecutor confirmed the charge on Thursday, Feb. 16, and is now looking to move Reeves to adult court.

Reeves was found by Gary police on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lake County Prosecutor will submit his waiver for Reeves to be moved during a court date set for April 12.



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