Jacob Patrick Sullivan, of the 400 block of Summit Avenue, was arraigned in Newtown district court in the early morning hours of January 8 on 19 criminal counts, including homicide, rape, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and conspiracy, then committed to Bucks County jail after bail was denied.
According to NBC Philadelphia, Packer has been charged with homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of a corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence and conspiracy to commit rape.
A Pennsylvania man was charged with murder Sunday for allegedly killing his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter, Grace Packer.
Meanwhile, Sara's inconsistent testimonies and lack of cooperation led her to be charged with child endangerment and obstructing an investigation in November.
As a part of an alleged murder cover-up, police say Packer reported her daughter missing on July 11th. Sara Packer found Sullivan unresponsive in their Horsham home, telling 911 dispatchers she thought he overdosed on pills.
Then, court documents indicate, they drove to upstate Pennsylvania via back roads, intentionally avoiding the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and disposed of the remains near the Francis Walter Dam in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where two hunters came across the body parts on Halloween and immediately notified authorities.
The pair allegedly tried to collect Grace's social security checks, cashing in more than £550 a month, by claiming the teen was still alive. Sullivan told hospital employees and investigators that he and Packer began plotting the teen's murder in fall 2015 and carried it out on July 8, 2016, in their house in Quakertown, Pa., a borough in Bucks County about 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
She moved to Abington to Quakertown without alerting police with her adopted son. Police say they requested a recent photo of Grace from her mother so they could investigate. Grace was the adopted daughter of Packer.
Sullivan admitted to the allegations against him, which include rape and criminal homicide, authorities say.
December 23, 2016: Packer is released on bail.
"There was a 'do they know that we know?' type of thing there", Cleal said.
"A typed letter from March was discovered in Grace's school file saying she was "'sorry' for being a burden" and that she was planning to leave, according to court documents. Police say Sullivan sexually assaulted Grace on more than one occasion. He was arraigned roughly 12 hours earlier Sunday morning and also sent to Bucks County prison without bail.
And not only was Packer complicit, but prosecutors say she would later buy the tools used to dismember the body and hide it in the woods after leaving Grace's body in a closet inside this attic for months.
Following the arraignment, Weintraub said Packer has not made any statements about the teen's death. It wasn't clear what Grace's disability was.
Sullivan was ordered held without bail.