Police: Babysitter Beat, Dismembered Girl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - December 27, 2011 -

A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned a 9-year-old Indiana girl to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at his home and dumping the rest of her remains nearby, police said Tuesday.

Allen County sheriff's investigators said in an affidavit that 39-year-old Michael Plumadore admits he killed Aliahna Lemmon on Dec. 22.

According to the affidavit, Plumadore told police that after beating Aliahna to death, he stuffed her body into trash bags and hid her in the freezer at his trailer. He said he later chopped up her body and stuffed her remains into freezer bags.

Police said Plumadore told them he had hidden Aliahna's head, feet and hands at his trailer and that he had discarded her other remains at a nearby business. Police obtained a warrant to search his trailer on Monday and found the body parts.

A judge ordered Plumadore held without bail or bond at an initial hearing Tuesday, sheriff's department spokesman Cpl. Jeremy Tinkel said. He has yet to be formally charged in Aliahna's death.

Aliahna and her two younger sisters were staying with Plumadore because their mother had been sick with the flu.

Plumadore told The Journal Gazette on Sunday that Aliahna disappeared from his home Friday morning while he was sleeping after having gone to a gas station about a mile away to buy a cigar. Authorities have said the store's surveillance video shows him there about that time.

More than 100 emergency workers searched for her Saturday around the rundown mobile home park where Aliahna and Plumadore lived and FBI agents were there Monday.

A state website shows that 15 registered sex offenders live in the park that numbers about two dozen homes. Plumadore is not on Indiana's registered sex offenders list. He has a criminal record in Florida and North Carolina that includes convictions for trespassing and assault.


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  • by Nicole Location: Tally on Dec 28, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    This horrible act is so disturbing.
  • by gutta Location: quincy on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    yyyeeessss mommie should get sum kind of charger she a bad mother she should feel guilty dis man looks lik a murderer wtf was she thinking n i agree dismember him lik he did her its sad these small kids r leaving us at the hands of criminalS U HAV TO B CAREFUL BOUT EVERYTHING THESE DAYS
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      by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM in reply to gutta
      Get yourself an education before speaking please.....
  • by Chris Location: Tallahassee on Dec 27, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    I hope they can check this little girl for rape. I am still trying to understand why he had to beat her so bad, unless he had done a terrible crime to her. He must have known he was a gonna anyway! Parents please sick or not be careful who you choose to care for your children, relatives and friends are included!
  • by AAA Location: Florida on Dec 27, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    What rage?
  • by Dee Location: Tallahassee on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Guaranteed he sexually abused her before he killed her. That's usually the motivation behind these sick acts. Other commenters have said and I agree 100% - do NOT leave your kids with anyone you don't know really well, and never a male period. Sorry, I know there are plenty of good guys, but I never took a chance with my kids and won't with my grandkids now.
  • by Steve Location: Florida native/resident, Not in Marietta on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    For those hoodrats out there that do not believe in God...? I guess you can believe it now, because now you know there is a devil from hell! Thanx.
  • by Fed up Location: Tlh on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    A lifetime failure, raised and lived on taxpayer money. This is the kind the bleeding hearts, Libs and Dems love--going to rehab them at taxpayer expense. When all his records come out, you will know how many "civil servants" have snuffed up salaries and benefits and failed to do their jobs. The death penalty is too good, one trial, over and done and dismember him like he did the little girl. What kind of woman has children and turns them over to a rabid animal like this to care for. She is as sorry as he is, and this is why our nation is going downhill faster and faster.
  • by Tally on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    Stop with the tough talk behind a computer screen. It's really bogus. "The law better get to them before I do". Or what?!?!?
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      by GV on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM in reply to Tally
      Who said that,stupid?
  • by Bobby Location: Mayo on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    He admitted he dd the crime. Don't waste the money of trials and appeals. Put him in front of the judge to be found guilty. Then take him out back beat him close to death with a rubber hose (he will suffer more) and feed him to the ants. And all this would still be better than he deserves.
  • by Lynda on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    I have a grandson that age and God help anyone that would hurt him or my other grandchildren.The law better get to them before I do. When my children were little and I was sick, I never sent them off to stay with someone else, and their daddy worked nights. He was a police dispatcher. They were at home with us. They are grown now with their own children and they do not leave them with just anyone.
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