UPDATE: Authorities identify body of missing 15-month-old found - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE: Authorities identify body of missing 15-month-old found in Indiana; cause of death released

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Shaylyn Ammerman Shaylyn Ammerman
Kyle Parker Kyle Parker

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have positively identified the body of a baby girl who was found around 6 p.m. Thursday.

That body has been positively identified as 15-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman, who was snatched from her Indiana home earlier this week. The Owen County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause of death as homicide by asphyxiation.

Ammerman's body was found in a remote area located near the White River and northeast of Gosport. Police remained at the scene late into the evening Thursday, gathering evidence.

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with Ammerman's death. Kyle Parker, 22, is charged with unlawful disposal of a body and obstruction of justice. Parker was arrested shortly after the child's body was found. 

"His whereabouts at the time the little girl went missing or the time that the little girl was actually dead, we don't know where he was at the time," said Sgt. Curt Durnil with the Indiana State Police. "We know he was in the house that night but we don't know where his whereabouts. We cannot draw a map right now of what happened when he left that house."

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