FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — Most parents say it is very difficult to part with their missing or murdered child’s belongings, often leaving the child’s room exactly as it was; not so in Aliahna Lemmon’s case, the 9-year-old Indiana girl who went missing and was later found to have been beaten to death and dismembered.
Aliahna’s belongings were removed from her home Friday, one week after being reported missing, ABC’s RTV6 reports.
Timeline surrounding Aliahna’s disapperance, murder
They were not removed at the direction of police.
They were removed because her mother, Amber Story, claims she couldn’t bear to look at her daughter’s possessions any longer. She had the belongings moved to a storage facility.
Some question if the reason Aliahna’s mom had a tough time looking at her daughter’s belongings was because of the brutality of the crime. Others have questioned Story’s parenting abilities, and the judgment she used when leaving her three daughters alone with a man with a criminal background.
The question arose if Aliana’s two sisters would be examined by a medical doctor to rule out any abuse. After all, they had spent a week in the care of what Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries referred to as “the monster among us.”
Allen County Sheriff spokesman Jeremy Tinkel said his department would not be release any information on the examination of these two young girls.
Trailer where murderer lived moved
Aliahna’s belongings weren’t all that were being removed from the small mobile home community Friday.
Sheriff Fries said Friday that the sheriff’s department is moving the moblie home where Aliahna’s murder took place, now at 9435 Leo Road, to an undisclosed location due to a request from the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, WANE.com reports.
The trailer belonged to Aliahna’s grandfather, James E. Lemmon, who police confirmed was a registered sex offender before his recent death on Dec. 3, 2011.
When Plumadore heard his friend, Lemmon, was ill he moved back to Indiana to care for him. He moved in with Lemmon and was still living in his home after his death until he was arrested and charged in Aliana’s brutal murder.
There were reportedly 15 registered sex offenders living in about two dozen singlewides in the small trailer park where Aliahna lived, her grandfather was one of them.
However, according to Allen County Sheriff spokesman Jeremy Tinkel, Plumadore was not.
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