BREAKING: Amber Alert Subject Charged in Mother’s Murder

15 year old Chastinea Reeves of Gary was the subject of an Amber Alert. She was located by Gary Police on February 14, 2017 after an exhaustive search.

February 16, 2017-A source has confirmed with the Gazette that a 15 year old juvenile has been charged with the murder of 34 year old Jamie Garnett. According to the source, Jamie Garnett was stabbed “multiple times” in the early morning hours of February 13, 2017. Police descended upon a bloody scene and discovered the body after a call came in from the 2000 block of W. Maine Street. Garnett had been stabbed “over twenty times” according to a source familiar with the investigation. Officers left the homicide scene and travelled to W. Maine Street to speak with the 15 year old juvenile. When officers arrived, the juvenile reportedly fled out the back door leading to the Amber Alert.

Prosecutors will ask that the juvenile suspect be waived to adult court at which time a name will be released.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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