What a heartbreaking and disgusting story.
On Sunday, Pennsylvania residents Sara Packer and her boyfriend Jacob Sullivan were arrested for the heinous rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Parker. The dismembered remains of the teen, the adoptive daughter of Sara, were found by hunters on October 31.
According to authorities, Sara and her boyfriend had planned the murder and rape for an entire YEAR before carrying out the despicable act on July 8 of 2016.
Bucks County DA Matthew Weintraub explained:
“This was a sexual fantasy that was shared between Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer, and Grace Packer was the object of that rape-murder fantasy.”
A break in the case came when the couple tried to commit suicide as authorities closed in on an arrest. Sara and Jacob finally admitted the crimes after they were admitted to a local hospital following the failed overdose.
Per the disturbing report, a Viagra-fueled Jacob raped Grace in the attic of their home while Sara watched.
After the sexual assault, the couple then bound and gagged the victim before feeding her a deadly handful of pills. The pair subsequently left Grace in an extremely hot cedar closet in the attic and waited for her to die.
Around 3 a.m., Sullivan discovered the teen still conscious and breathing. That’s he decided to end Grace’s life by strangling her to death. He told investigators he “squeezed the life out of her” and that it was more difficult than he thought it would be.
How terrible. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain and terror the teenager went through.
As if this tale couldn’t get any worse, the two hid the girl’s body until mid-October, packing the chest with kitty litter to mask the odor. Jacob later dismembered Grace’s body and dispersed the parts it in the woods after authorities became suspicious.
Luckily, authorities were able to determine Grace wasn’t murdered in the woods, thanks to her lack of insect infestation. They eventually discovered the couple purchased a bow saw and two extra blades around October 16. There also was a surveillance video of Jacob buying the items around the time of the teen’s murder.
Even more bizarre was how Sara seemed totally unconcerned about her adopted daughter’s disappearance — she never posted about it to social media or expressed worry to police.
The DA told Philly.com:
“After they murdered her, they maintained the pretense of Grace being alive so that they could continue to profit off of her existence.”
The charges against Sullivan include 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.
As for Packer, she faces 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 corresponding conspiracy charges.
We’ll keep you updated as we receive more info on this awful case.