— The man accused of killing a 9-year-old Indiana girl allegedly told police he beat her in the head with a brick, dismembered her body and stored parts of it in his freezer, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Michael L. Plumadore, 39, is charged with one count of murder in the death of Aliahna Lemmon, whose body was found Monday night. She had been missing since Friday.
He was being held without bond Tuesday after his initial court appearance.
In the probable cause affidavit released Tuesday, investigators with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said Plumadore admitted striking the girl repeatedly in the head with a brick while she stood on the front steps of his home in the early hours of December 22.
He stored the body in garbage bags in a freezer at his house until evening, according to the affidavit, when he allegedly began to dismember it with a hacksaw.
Plumadore allegedly told investigators he threw parts of the body in a nearby commercial trash bin, but kept the head, hands and feet in his freezer, according to the document.