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Man allegedly admits to murder of Warsaw toddler

The man accused of killing 2-year-old Adalin Stamper allegedly admitted to killing her, according to court documents.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a home at approximately 10:24 p.m. Thursday regarding a missing person. 

Upon arrival, deputies say they interviewed Christopher Grimmett and his girlfriend and later determined the 2-year-old, Adalin Stamper, had been with Grimmett at his brother's house earlier that day.

Grimmett told deputies the victim’s grandmother had come to pick up the girl and he then called a taxi to take him back to his residence, according to court documents.

Officials say the taxi company verified the information. The driver of the taxi also allegedly reported observing blood on Grimmett’s pants. 

During a search Grimmett's brother's home on Sue Street, deputies say they found a ‘substantial’ amount of blood and a suspicious area in the backyard. 

Court documents say technicians from the Major Crime Scene Task Force of Kosciusko County recovered a child’s body wrapped in a white trash bag from a shallow grave. 

According to the affidavit, Grimmett admitted to beating Stamper to death.

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