Man rapes, kills teen girl, victim’s mom helps him dismember body

Man rapes, kills teen girl, victim’s mom helps him dismember body
Jacob Sullivan (Image: Bucks County District Attorney's Office)

A Horsham, Pennsylvania man and his girlfriend are charged in the rape, murder and dismemberment of her teenage adopted daughter.

Jacob Sullivan, 44, was arrested Saturday and accused of raping and killing Grace Packer, 14, of Abington Township. Police also said Grace’s adoptive mother and Sullivan’s girlfriend, Sara Packer, 41, aided Sullivan in the crime; helped him dispose of the teen’s body; and then formed a suicide pact with him.

According to police, about three hours after Sullivan’s arrest, Packer was arrested in Horsham on charges of homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of a corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence and conspiracy to commit rape.

She was arraigned at noon on Sunday.

“The question is how could any mother do this to a child. To their child,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub. “I don’t have an answer. I’m bereft.”

She was arraigned at noon on Sunday.

“The question is how could any mother do this to a child. To their child,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub. “I don’t have an answer. I’m bereft.”

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