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UPDATE: New court documents shed light on the alleged final moments of 15-month-old's life

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WARNING: The following material contains very disturbing information taken from court records. The reader is cautioned to exercise discretion before continuing.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Newly released court documents are shedding new light on how a 15-month-old girl died.

Those documents also explain why a Spencer, Indiana man faces several charges, including kidnapping, rape and murder.

Kyle Parker, age 22, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, strangulation, child molestation, rape, murder, obstruction of justice and failing to report a dead body.

This comes after authorities positively identified the body of a baby girl -- who was found around 6 p.m. Thursday -- as 15-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman, who was snatched from her home last 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 arrested Parker, 22, shortly after Ammerman's body was discovered.

A probable cause affidavit released Monday afternoon explains how police say Ammerman died.

Police say their suspicions of Parker were raised after learning that he was at Ammerman's home the night she disappeared, along with several other of her family members. He had been invited to be there, and had been drinking and watching a movie. 

Police say they interviewed the brother of Ammerman's father, who told them that sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., he heard the door shutting, and when he looked out the window, he saw Parker walking to his car. He said he called out to tell Parker goodbye, but Parker did not turn around. He also allegedly told police that Parker was carrying something, and that he thought he saw a foot sticking out from the bundle.

According to the affidavit, Parker's friends allegedly told them that Parker had a fascination with drinking and violent pornography -- and that Parker would sometimes get naked when drinking. They also allegedly told officers that Parker had an attraction to young girls around the ages of 12-14.

The probable cause affidavit also has details about Ammerman's autopsy, which was conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the probable cause affidavit, Dr. Donna Stewart, a doctor who specializes in pediatric autopsies involving sexual battery and molestation, told police, "that this was the worst case of sexual trauma she had seen in her career."

She also determined that Ammerman had died of asphyxiation, and that "the injuries to the nose and mouth area would be consistent with the offender placing his hand over Shaylyn's nose and mouth to smother her for to keep screams from being heard. The injuries to the throat area on Shaylyn's body would be consistent with the offender strangling Shaylyn."

Police say they interviewed Parker, but he initially told them a false story. Eventually, however, police say Parker admitted that he raped and killed Ammerman.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Parker said he took Ammerman from her home, and that she was "alive and dressed," when he took her. He allegedly told authorities that "the night was a haze and his memory was foggy on what happened," but that he began driving toward Hoover Street in Gosport. At one point, he said he pulled over.

Police say it was then that he raped Ammerman in the front seat of his vehicle. He allegedly told officers that Ammerman was alive when he raped her.

"Kyle then murdered Shaylyn by smothering her with some type of cloth that he already had in the vehicle," the probable cause affidavit states.

After he killed Ammerman, Parker allegedly drove to the location where her body was found. He then tried to "clean it up," according to authorities, pouring bleach on her body and his in an effort to destroy DNA evidence. He then allegedly burned all of Ammerman's clothing, as well as her pacifier.

Police say Parker, "thought he would create reasonable doubt by using the bleach to destroy DNA, and to confuse the investigators by accusing a family member, because one of them had a history of rape and child molest."

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