Police: Babysitter beat, dismembered Indiana girl

FORT WAYNE, IN (AP) - Police in Indiana say a babysitter bludgeoned a 9-year-old to death with a brick then dismembered her with a hacksaw.

Allen County Sheriff's Department says in an affidavit that Michael Plumadore admits he killed Aliahna Lemmon on Dec. 22.

According to the affidavit, Plumadore says that after beating Aliahna to death, he stuffed her body into trash bags and hid her in his freezer. He says he later chopped up her body, stuffed her remains into freezer bags and hid some at his trailer and some at a nearby business.

Police spokesman Cpl. Jeremy Tinkel says a judge ordered Plumadore held without bail or bond at an initial hearing Tuesday.

He has yet to be formally charged in Aliahna's death.

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