'Don't expect me to come home.' Horrific details emerge in death of 10-year old; father arrested
Indianapolis police on Tuesday afternoon released horrific details in the death of a 10-year-old Wabash boy whose father has been arrested and charged with his murder.
Police have not yet recovered the remains of Nakota Kelly. Officers conducted a search for him on Sunday at a west-side apartment complex and in the woods near Eagle Creek.
His father, 37-year-old Anthony Dibiah, is in custody at the Macon County Jail in Missouri.
The tragedy unfolded over the weekend, according to a probable cause affidavit and social media posts from the child's mother, who said on Facebook Monday that Nakota was missing after "his dad ran with him."
But it was so much worse than that.
Search for Nakota Kelly begins with 911 calls
According to IMPD, officers received a 911 call around 11:45 a.m. Sunday. The caller said they had received a call from Dibiah, who said he had killed his son.
Subsequently, officers went to check on the welfare of the child in a unit at an apartment complex near West 10th Street and I-465 and found a "crime scene," IMPD said.
Neither Dibiah nor his son were at the apartment.
About 4 p.m. Sunday, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers found Dibiah in his white Jeep Patriot and detained him. IMPD detectives drove to Missouri Sunday night to speak to him.
Court records say Dibiah used a plastic bag to suffocate his his 10-year-old son, and then called a relative.
“I just killed my son!” Dibiah cried Saturday during a telephone call with a distant relative from Texas, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Marion Superior Court.
“I just killed my son! I just killed my son!”
When the relative asked why, Dibiah began talking about ongoing custody issues.
Dibiah, court records say, called another friend on Sunday and asked to borrow a suitcase.
The friend said sure. The affidavit said Dibiah then told the friend he had "killed his son."
"Anthony said he used a bag to suffocate his son until he stopped breathing," Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Detective Jonathan Schultz wrote in a probable cause affidavit filed in Marion Superior Court. "Anthony told (the friend) he then took his son to the bathroom to make sure he was dead and he has now dumped the body."
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Anthony Dibiah, 37, has been charged with murder in the death of 10-year-old Nakota Kelly, IMPD said.
MEDIA - NAKOTA KELLY: Missing from Indianapolis, IN since 19 July 2020 - Age 10