Woman found, naked, wandering, with two young children

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Sheriff's Office)

An Elkhart woman has been placed under arrest, after being found walking naked with two children who police say we’re also unclothed.

Calls came in to 911 dispatch on Saturday night, October 8th. Police quickly located the woman, 33-year-old Amanda Purifoy.

She was first taken to the hospital for evaluation and then was taken to the Elkhart County Jail. While in custody, police say she battered a nurse at the hospital and a police officer.

As for the 2 year-old and 8-year-old children, they were reported to be safe and the Department of Child Services was called to investigate.

Purifoy is also being investigated for an alleged domestic incident involving her mother and stepfather.

Purifoy is charged with multiple counts of domestic battery, neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement an public nudity.

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Di-007 October 17, 2022 at 4:59 pm

Test her blood sugar

Doreen Milanese October 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm

Obviously she has mental health issues & needs help. Not jail!!! Get her help.

DJ October 19, 2022 at 8:02 pm

@Doreen… don’t you just wish there were more “powers that be” and law enforcement, who would assume these same fundamental ideologies? Thank YOU, for saying what’s right, and not spewing hate. God bless…

Pixee Pete November 21, 2022 at 8:24 pm

Mental Health my foot…it’s called CRYSTAL METH!!! I’m sick of EVERYONE blaming mental illness and it’s Clearly DRUG ADDICTION. This woman needs to be sanitized from the filth and jailed.


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