A baby sitter and her boyfriend were arrested Friday and charged with the murder of a 2-year-old girl, whose body was found this week in northwest Indiana — more than a week after she disappeared.
Engelica Castillo, 18, one of the suspects in young Jada Justice's death, was the person who reported the girl missing June 16. Jada was found Thursday in rural LaPorte County, but authorities did not release a cause of death.
Castillo and 24-year-old Tim Tkachick, both of Hobart, Ind., were being held without bond Friday in the Lake County Jail on charges of murder, neglect of a dependent, battery and false informing.
Castillo, Jada's cousing who was babysitting at the time, had claimed that the child had been abducted from a car while the teenager went into a convenience store in Gary, but police and family cast doubt on that story.
Neither has been cooperative with the authorities, police told the Post-Tribune.