AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The stays of a lacking Georgia teenager have been found in a shallow grave, practically one yr after her mom and stepfather had been arrested in connection along with her disappearance, authorities mentioned.
Days after the Richmond County Sheriff’s Workplace obtained a cellphone name from somebody who discovered bones within the yard of a vacant Augusta house, dental information despatched to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the stays had been these of LaTania Janell Carwell.
The 16-year-old had been lacking since April 17. Her stepfather, Leon Tripp, and mom, Tonya Tripp, had been arrested in DeKalb County and Atlanta on Might 23.
In June, Carwell was considered lifeless primarily based on an announcement her stepfather made, Sheriff Richard Roundtree mentioned at a information convention Tuesday. Leon Tripp was the final particular person seen with Carwell, and his assertion prompted authorities to cost him with homicide after he was charged in Might with kidnapping.
The invention of her physique prompted further expenses on Tuesday. Leon Tripp is now charged with first-degree cruelty to youngsters for inflicting ache by binding limbs, demise by unknown means, and different offenses. The indictment in opposition to Tonya Tripp now expenses her with second-degree homicide and different offenses.
Each are jailed in Richmond County and it’s unclear if they’ve legal professionals.