WTTV reports that the body of one-year-old Shaylyn Ammerman, who went missing in Spencer, Indiana earlier this week while visiting her father, was discovered Thursday evening in a remote area near the White River.
Shaylyn’s death has been ruled a homicide. An autopsy performed Friday revealed asphyxiation as the cause of death.
22-year-old Kyle Parker was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the murder. He is being charged with obstruction of justice, a count of failure to report a dead body and a count of unlawful disposition of a dead body.
Police say there are several more persons of interest in connection with the case.
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(Update: WTTV reports that Parker now face rape, kidnapping and murder charges in connection with Shaylyn’s death)