Chastinea Reeves

Chastinea Reeves is a 15-year-old girl from Gary, Indiana. She fled on February 13, 2017 after allegedly murdering her mother, Jamie Garnett and was taken into police custody on February 14, 2017. Police initially believed she was not in involved in the crime and had simply gone missing, and issued an AMBER Alert.

Murder

On February 13, 2017 Chastinea allegedly murdered her mother, Jamie Garnett and fled the scene. Jamie Garnett was found dead with multiple stab wounds. On February 16, 2017 she was charged with murder appeared in juvenile court. Prosecutors want to move the case to adult court. Indiana State Police initially launched an AMBER Alert after they thought Chastinea was a missing child. She was last seen Monday, February 13, 2017 in Gary, Indiana and was believed to be in extreme danger. Gary, Indiana is 30 miles south of Chicago[1]

 

On February 14, 2017 Chastinea Reeves was found at about 2:30 p.m., about a day after the Indiana State Police issued the Amber Alert. Police did not disclose further details, including where she was found or who was with her. Police also did not disclose what information led detectives to her location. [8]


Chastinea Reeves' mother was murdered prior to her going missing. At about 2 a.m. Monday, she and her younger sister went to their aunt's home in a Gary housing complex in the 2000-block of Maine Street after her mother was killed. [8]

"Two children came to my door a little after 2 a.m. and they said someone had come in, somebody had did something to their mom," said aunt Kelli McMillan. "She run out the back door when the police come." [8] Police did not give further information about the mother's murder, but said an investigation is ongoing. [8] Earlier, a memorial was set up outside the aunt's home. [8]

 

"The next morning, when I was getting my children off to school, that's when everyone was saying they found her dead in her home," said Sharmalisa Anderson, who lives nearby. "I knew her, and that's really sad. She also has a 4 year old. I've known her for a long time. She didn't deserve that. No matter who did it, she didn't deserve that." [8]

Description

Chastinea Reeves is a 15 year old black female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 130 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. Chastinea Reeves was wearing a grey t-shirt and black jeans when last seen. [1]