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Biological mom of dismembered teen: I trusted the system

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 11, 2017 4:06 AM
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This photo provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer. Packer, whose teenage daughter's dismembered remains were found in the woods last fall, has been charged along with her boyfriend Jacob Sullivan with killing the girl in a "rape-murder fantasy" the couple shared. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP)

(Reading) -- The biological mother of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother says she trusted the system would give her child a "wonderful home" and she's very angry.

Rose Hunsicker, who lives in Reading says she gave her daughter Grace Packer up for adoption in 2004.

She says she hadn't spoken to her daughter since then but always imagined Grace was in a good home with a wonderful family.

Hunsicker says she knows justice will be served.

Sara Packer and her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, are charged in Grace's death.

Authorities say Grace was killed in July as part of a rape-murder fantasy the couple shared. Officials say they dismembered the body in October.

They haven't entered pleas. But Sullivan says what he did "was wrong."

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