Jessica Padgett, 33, was reported missing from her Pennsylvania home just days before Thanksgiving last year. Five days later, the mother of three was found on the property of her stepfather Gregory Graf, 54.
Graf later confessed to killing Padgett, but it’s what he did afterwards that’s even worse.
According to Daily Mail, police discovered a video on Graf’s computer showing him sexually abusing Padgett’s body, causing the stepfather to also be charged with abusing her corpse.
Jury selection has just begun for this case, and the trial is expected to get underway very soon.
Padgett was reported missing on November 21 of last year, hours after she told her coworkers at Duck Duck Goose Child Care that she was driving to her stepfather’s house to use his fax machine. Police believe she was killed 10 minutes later. Her body was discovered five days afterwards under a pile of leaves behind a shed on the seven acre property Graf shared with her mother, Danelle.
Graf, who Padgett often called her second father, married Danelle in 1997, but she had filed for divorce weeks before her daughter’s murder.
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