LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a child found in an Illinois garage were charged Friday with concealing a homicidal death.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that state’s attorney Brendan Kelly announced at a news conference that 34-year-old Jason Quate and his wife were charged in St. Clair County, Illinois.
A woman in Las Vegas called police Monday night and said her daughter’s body was in the garage behind a vacant home in Centreville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Police found the body Tuesday morning. Police believe the child was killed in 2013 in nearby Belleville, Illinois, when the girl was 6. An autopsy performed Friday was unable to determine the cause of death.
The child’s father is jailed in Las Vegas on sex trafficking and other charges.