After investigators discovered Damari’s body in Gary, 印第安那州, police arrested the boy’s mother, 38-year-old Jannie Perry, 和他的兄弟, 20-year-old Jeremiah Perry. A juvenile sibling was also arrested.
Prosecutors said Damari was forced to take a cold shower for an unspecified amount of time on Dec. 29 and eventually started to vomit before passing out. He was removed from the cold water, 根据检察官, but no one called 911 and the child died.
Jeremiah and Jannie Perry allegedly disposed of the body before reporting the boy missing on Wednesday.
Jannie Perry claimed that Damari and his older sister were picked up by a Black female known as “Monique” and a Black male known as “Wacko” 要么 “Chaos” and allegedly driven to a party in Skokie that afternoon. Police said there was no evidence of her claims, 该台报道.
Jeremiah Perry is facing charges of aggravated battery causing bodily harm to a child under 12, concealing a homicidal death, and obstructing justice. He was on probation for possession of a weapon with a firearm owner ID card and had his bond set at $ 3 百万, 根据报告.
Jannie Perry did not appear in court Sunday. She is charged with first-degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death, and obstructing justice.
The juvenile sibling, 谁不明, was facing charges in juvenile court.
An autopsy to determine Damari’s cause and manner of death was scheduled for Monday.