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Search warrant issued in Shaylyn Ammerman case

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 21, 2016

SPENCER, Ind. -- Police investigating the death of 1-year-old Shaylyn Ammerman have been granted a search warrant for social media accounts belonging to the infant's family.

A search warrant request was filed Tuesday in Owen County Circuit Court for the Facebook records of nine people connected to Ammerman. Those individuals include her mother and father, Jessica Mae Stewart and Justin Ammerman, her paternal grandmother Tamera Sue Morgan, and Kyle Parker – the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing her.

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Ammerman was found dead in a remote area near Gosport last month nearly 36 hours after she was reported missing from her crib.

TIMELINE | Click the image below to see how investigators believe the 1-year-old's murder unfolded

Parker, a family friend, faces numerous felony charges in her death, including kidnapping, rape, obstruction of justice and murder.

The search warrant was granted Tuesday by Judge Lori Thatcher-Quillen. It requires Facebook to turn over the records within 20 days. 

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