15-year-old IN girl charged IN mother's stabbing death


The 15-year-old teenager who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert has been accused of killing her mother, according to the The Times of Northwest Indiana.

Investigators were unable to locate Reeves, prompting them to issue the Amber Alert.

Now, two days later, Reeves has been charged with murder.

She had gone missing at around 2 a.m. - ten minutes before her mother, Jamie Garnett, 34, was found butchered inside their residence in Gary, cops said. But when the neighbor went to call police, Reeves took off out the back door and disappeared. The relative later claimed that the teen was "hysterical".

"We will not be releasing much information at this point, just that she has been recovered, the Amber Alert will be canceled and the investigation is still ongoing", said Dawn Westerfield, a spokeswoman for the Gary Police Department.

The Lake County Coroner ruled Reeves' mother's death a homicide.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Cater says the teen is being held as a juvenile defendant.

Reeves is scheduled to return to court on April 12 as prosecutors are seeking a waiver to try her as an adult.

Garnett was found dead at her home in the 4400 block of West 23rd Place in Gary early Monday.