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GRACE PACKER: Mother and boyfriend charged with raping and murdering 14-year-old *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by DianaT, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    The Grace Packer case: What we know so far

    Aug. 14, 2001: Grace Packer is born to Rose and Rodney Hunsicker in Norristown, and originally named Susan.

    2003: Sara Packer starts working in Northampton County's Children, Youth and Families Division.

    2004: Susan, her older sister and younger brother go into foster care. Sara Packer and her then-husband, David, take in Susan, 3, and her brother. They change Susan's name to Grace.

    2006: The Hunsickers' parental rights are terminated amid allegations that they couldn't provide a safe home for their children. At some point later, the Packers adopt Grace and her brother.

    Sara Packer not implicated in 2010 case, DA says
    Jan. 19, 2010: Lehigh County authorities initiate a criminal investigation into David Packer.

    Jan. 20, 2010: Sara Packer is suspended from Children, Youth and Families Division job over "allegations of misconduct."

    April 15, 2010: Sara Packer is terminated from her job.

    Sept. 23, 2010: Allentown police charge David Packer with the 2006 indecent assault on a child under 13.

    Nov. 24, 2010: Allentown police charge David Packer with the 2008 indecent assault of a child under age 16.

    For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak

    June 2011: David Packer pleads guilty to indecent assault in the first case and statutory sexual assault in the second case. He is sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison and required to register as a sex offender.

    January 2015: Grace moves to North Carolina to live with David Packer's cousin. She attends eighth and part of ninth grade there.

    Feb. 19, 2015: David Packer is paroled from prison.

    April 2015: Sara Packer moves to Abington Township, Montgomery County.

    November 2015: Grace returns to Pennsylvania. Sara Packer and her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, start planning her homicide, according to court records.

    June 2016: David Packer files for divorce from Sara Packer in Northampton County.

    July 4, 2016: Grace attends a family picnic in Laurys Station.

    July 8, 2016: Sullivan and Sara Packer take Grace from Abington Township to a home in Richland Township, where, according to court records, Sullivan rapes her as Sara Packer watches. The two bind and gag her, drug her and leave her in a hot attic closet to die, the court records say.

    July 9, 2016: Sullivan allegedly strangles Grace after finding her alive in the attic.

    July 11, 2016: Sara Packer reports Grace missing to Abington Township police.

    Sept. 7, 2016: Abington Township Detective Cindy Pettinato discovers Sara Packer's home vacant and learns that Grace's brother is enrolled in Quakertown Community School District, but Grace is not.

    Oct. 11, 2016: Pettinato tells Sara Packer she will enter Grace into a national database for missing persons.

    Oct. 16, 2016: Sara Packer buys a bow saw and two blades at the Richland Tractor Supply in Bucks County, court records say.

    Oct. 31, 2016: Grace's dismembered body is found in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County.

    Nov. 11, 2016: Sara Packer is charged in Montgomery County with child endangerment and obstruction of the administration of law.

    Dec. 23, 2016: Sara Packer is released from Montgomery County Prison after Sullivan posts a $1,000 bond.

    Dec. 30, 2016: Katherine Allbright calls 911 when she discovers Sullivan and Sara Packer attempted suicide by overdose at the house they all share in Horsham.

    Jan. 7, 2017: Sullivan allegedly admits his role in Grace's murder to workers at Abington Memorial Hospital.

    Jan. 8, 2017: Sullivan and Sara Packer are charged with homicide, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Sullivan also is charged with rape; Sara Packer is charged with conspiracy to commit rape.

    Sources: Court and other records from Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties; interviews with law enforcement officials, state officials, school officials and relatives.

    Reporters Matt Coughlin, Michelle Merlin, Dan Sheehan and Steve Esack contributed to this timeline.

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    On December 30, Allbright made a 911 call after Sullivan and Packer overdosed

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    Reading Eagle
    Reading Eagle: Natalie Kolb | Rose and Rodney Hunsicker, the biological parents of the late Grace Packer

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    Times Leader

    The remains of Grace Packer, 14, of Abington Township, were discovered near the Francis Walter Dam on Oct. 31 by two hunters.

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  7. Akoya

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    Grace Packer's corpse was kept in the attic of this rented home in Quakertown for four months

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    Grace Packer was adopted by Sara Packer and her husband, David Packer (above)
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    The Morning Call
    For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Office of the Bucks County District Attorney

    News Releases
    Mother, Boyfriend Charged in Homicide of Grace Packer, 14
    January 8, 2017

    Contact: Jennifer Schorn, 215.348.6337,

    Fourteen-year-old Grace Packer died at the hands of her own mother and her mother’s boyfriend, who conspired to beat, rape, poison and ultimately strangle the teen, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said early today.

    Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan then preserved the girl’s corpse for weeks in cat litter before dismembering and dumping it in a remote area of north central Pennsylvania, Weintraub said at a 1 a.m. news conference in Newtown.

    The teen had been reported missing last July in Montgomery County. Her remains were found by two hunters Oct. 31 in a wooded area near a reservoir in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County.

    “Unfortunately, Grace Packer was a disposable child to these people,” Weintraub said of the girl who was taken in as a foster child at age 3 – and later adopted – by the woman now charged with killing her.

    “Who will now speak for Grace Packer? We will,” Weintraub said, casting the alleged crimes as a potential death penalty case.

    Jacob Sullivan, 44, was arrested Saturday after stating to several workers at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health that he was responsible for killing Grace. Under subsequent questioning by Bucks County detectives, he revealed in detail how the girl was assaulted and killed over the course of about 18 hours, according to a probable cause affidavit.

    Sullivan was arraigned at 12:30 a.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Petrucci of Newtown on charges of homicide, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint, kidnapping, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence, and corresponding conspiracy charges.

    “I’m sorry for what I did,” he told reporters as he was led into the courthouse.

    At Weintraub’s request, Petrucci denied bail for Sullivan and ordered him held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility pending a preliminary hearing Jan. 20 before Magisterial District Judge Robert C. Roth in Quakertown.

    About three hours later, Sara Packer was arrested in Horsham Township on charges of homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence, and conspiracy to commit rape and each of the above crimes.

    Packer was arraigned this afternoon before Petrucci, who denied her bail, ordered her held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility and set her preliminary hearing for the same time and location as Sullivan's. "We believe Sara Packer was complicit in her daughter's murder," Weintraub said afterward.

    Sullivan had been hospitalized since Dec. 30, when he was found unresponsive from a prescription drug overdose at his home in Horsham in an apparent suicide attempt. Sara Packer, 41, also was also found unresponsive the same day from a drug overdose, the result of a self-described “suicide pact” she had made with Sullivan, the affidavit said.

    In an interview with investigators on Saturday, Sullivan described the girl’s slaying as something he and Sara Packer had been plotting since Grace returned from a stay with extended family in North Carolina in late 2015.

    On the morning of July 8, 2016, Sullivan told detectives, he and Sara Packer drove Grace, still sleepy and in pajamas, from their residence in Abington to a new home in Richland Township, Bucks County.

    After they entered the house, Sullivan said, he struck Grace several times in her face, splitting her lip. The two adults then took the teen to the third floor of the residence, where Sara Packer watched as Sullivan raped her daughter.

    Sara Packer then left to buy Tylenol PM and other drugs for sedating Grace. Telling her the drugs would help minimize her pain from the assaults, the adults gave her an overdose of pills, then bound and gagged her and left her to die in the hot attic, Sullivan said.

    Packer and Sullivan left the house for the rest of the day. Upon returning at 3 a.m. on July 9 and finding Grace still alive, Sullivan said, he strangled and suffocated her until she died. Packer and Sullivan then packed Grace’s body in cat litter to mask the odor and left it in the attic for three months.

    Weintraub, saying that Grace suffered terribly before dying, called her killing “a rape-murder fantasy that was shared by Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer, and they acted it out.”

    Three days after the killing, police said, Sara Packer had filed a missing person report with Abington Township Police, saying that her daughter had disappeared and likely had run away.

    Packer then allegedly withheld critical information and gave misleading statements to investigators working to find Grace, resulting in Packer’s arrest in November on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing the administration of law. She is awaiting trial on those charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

    Two weeks before Grace’s body was found with its arms and legs removed, Sara Packer was captured on video buying a bow saw and two extra blades at a tractor supply store in Richland Township, the probable cause affidavit says.

    A forensic anthropologist who examined the saw and Grace Packer’s body determined that the scarring and tool marks on her bones were made by an alternating tooth saw blade similar to that of the bow saw.
    Today’s charges came less than 20 days after Weintraub, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis and Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele announced Grace Packer’s death and issued a public appeal for information leading to the arrest of her killer or killers.

    Weintraub lauded the efforts of investigators in all three counties, and said a number of helpful hints had come from the public. The case was investigated by Bucks, Montgomery and Luzerne county detectives, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Abington Township Police Department.

    Authorities remain interested in speaking to anyone with additional information about Grace Packer’s disappearance and death. Any person having such information is urged to contact Bucks County detectives at 215-945-3100 or at buckscrimetips@buckscounty.org

    Approved for release by Matthew Weintraub, District Attorney.
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  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Grace Packer was failed by every adult she had contact with during her life. Rest in Peace, Grace.

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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Her precious life at the hands of demonic excuses for humans.

    May she fly with loving angels.:vigil:
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    New details revealed in Grace Packer homicide

    Jacob Sullivan told detectives investigating 14-year-old Grace Packer’s murder that he was a “closeted rapist,” newly filed court documents say.

    He also watched violent pornography to prepare for the crime, prosecutors say in the documents, filed Wednesday in Bucks County.

    Sullivan, 44, is awaiting trial on a long list of charges stemming from Grace’s July 2016 killing in Richland Township.

    Prosecutors say he raped Grace then left her in an attic closet overnight to die. They say that when Sullivan returned the next day to find Grace alive, he strangled her. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Sullivan.

    They said they also may seek the death penalty against Grace’s mother, Sara Packer, 42, who also is charged in the homicide. Prosecutors say Sara Packer watched as Sullivan raped and strangled Grace and that she helped him cut up the girl’s body.

    They are being held in the Bucks County Jail without bail. Their trial is set for April.

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    I say both.One is no different than other.I would love to comment more on my thoughts,but I'm not in charge,God Is.
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    Rih child.Our world has evil.
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