Pennsylvania woman charged in girl's death fostered 30 kids

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 14, 2017 7:43 AM

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, a prosecutor said. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP)

(Philadelphia) -- A Pennsylvania woman charged in the rape, murder and dismemberment of her adopted 14-year-old daughter took in 30 foster kids before her then-husband was named a sexual predator.

State officials on Friday confirmed that former adoption worker Sara Packer fostered the children from 2000 to 2010.

The state's Department of Human Services says it is reviewing the family's history leading up to the torture death of adopted daughter Grace Packer.

Sara Packer and boyfriend Jacob Sullivan are charged with killing the girl in their home near Philadelphia before Packer reported her missing in July.

Grace's body was found in October, and the couple was charged Sunday after a joint suicide attempt.

Packer's ex-husband, David, was convicted in 2011 of raping a foster teen and molesting Grace between 2006 and 2010.

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