Mother Accused in Teen’s Dismemberment was Child Welfare Worker

Along with her boyfriend, dismembered adoptive daughter as part of rape-murder fantasy
Photos of Sara Packer, 41, Grace Packer, 14, and Jacob Sullivan, 44 (Bucks County Prosecutor's Office)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman charged along with her boyfriend with dismembering her adoptive daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy, previously worked as an adoption supervisor for a children’s welfare agency.

Allentown’s The Morning Call newspaper reports Sara Packer worked as a supervisor for Northampton County Children, Youth and Families Division for adoptions. County officials say Packer worked for the county from 2003 to 2010.

Packer was arraigned Sunday on charges including criminal homicide, rape, and abuse of a corpse. Boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, was arraigned on similar charges.

Neither have entered a plea, but Sullivan says what he did “was wrong.”

Authorities say 14-year-old Grace Packer was poisoned and strangled in July. They say the couple dismembered Grace’s body and dumped it in October.

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