Newlywed, Jessica Padgett, the mother of three children who had been missing since Friday, has been found dead.
Her stepfather has been arrested and charged in her death.
Investigators announced charges against Gregory Robert Graf, 53, on Wednesday. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said during a news conference that while a motive is still being investigated, the death may have had a ‘sexual’ aspect. Police say Padgett arrived at Duck Duck Goose daycare, where she worked, at 8:30 a.m. Friday with her 2-year-old son. She left her son in the early afternoon, telling co-workers she needed to go to her stepfather’s home to use a fax machine. h/t 6abc
Police say they executed a warrant at Graf’s home Tuesday. He allegedly gave a statement in which he admitted to intentionally causing Padgett’s death.
Graf had been Padgett’s stepfather for much of her life, police said.