WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/The St. Joseph County Homicide Unit) The six-year-old girl found dead in a wooded area in New Carlisle died due to asphyxiation. That’s the preliminary determination by the coroner. Grace Rose was reported missing Friday evening. Her body was found in the woods near Chapman Street. A 14 year old-boy was arrested and taken into custody. The boy’s case is still in the juvenile justice system. A hearing on the case is set for next Monday.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit provided the following update on Monday, March 15:As previously released, on 3/12/21 around 6:30 p.m., six year old Grace Ross of New Carlisle was reported missing in the area of Chapman St., New Carlisle, Indiana. At approximately 8:25 p.m., Grace was located in a wooded area nearChapman. She was deceased. Due to the circumstances, CMHU was called to the scene to investigate. An autopsy revealed a preliminary determination of homicide by asphyxiation. Further test results are pending.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) and the St. Joseph CountyProsecutor’s Office met with Grace Ross’ family earlier today to explain the autopsyresults and the progress of the investigation.As also previously released, a 14 year old male was arrested and taken into custody inconnection with this investigation. At a detention hearing earlier today, the St. JosephCounty Probate Court made the initial determination to detain the 14 year old, and set afurther hearing date for Monday, March 22, 2021.Pursuant to statute, the Juvenile Probation Department recently prepared a preliminaryinquiry, which the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office will review this evening. Thelaw allows a Prosecutor’s Office to file a petition alleging delinquency only after thepreliminary inquiry is prepared and filed.Please note that the release of information concerning an allegation of delinquency isstrictly controlled by statute. Pursuant to I.C. 31-39-3-2 and I.C. 31-39-2-8, the identity ofthe 14 year old and other information may be released only after a petition of delinquencyhas been accepted by the Court. By Jon Zimney – March 16, 2021 1 377 Twitter IndianaLocalNews Coroner: New Carlisle girl, 6, died due to asphyxiation Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleAdvisorSmith: South Bend has highest levels of reported crime for Indiana’s large citiesNext articleFire at Forest River plant on College Avenue in Goshen Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.