Teen Subject Of Amber Alert Charged In Mom's Killing

Posted February 17, 2017

A Gary teen who earlier in the week was considered in "extreme danger" is now being charged with her mother's murder, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Cater confirmed Thursday night. Reeves was found in Gary the following day, causing the cancellation of the Amber Alert but police were not releasing any other details.

In the hours after her mom's murder, Reeves reportedly ran to the home of her aunt, Kelli McMillan, and was accompanied by a younger sibling.

The teen, who was part of a Monday Amber Alert cautioning she may be in "extreme danger", was detained at a juvenile center in connection with the death of 34-year-old Jamie M. Garnett, the Times of Northwest Indiana reported Thursday night.

The teen had gone to a relative's house and said her mother had been the victim of a crime. Police say that's around the same time that Reeves went missing. She was located on Tuesday and, on Thursday, appeared in Lake County, Ind. juvenile court on the murder charges. According to Chicago's WGN-TV, prosecutors have indicated they want to move the case into adult court.

"Wow - how do you kill your mother?" said Jay Lew, one of the many neighbors who were shocked by the news.