The Allen County Sheriff's Department says the remains of 9-year old Aliahna Lemmon have been found.
Allen County Corporal Jeremy Tinkel tells Fox59 39-year old Mike Plumadore, a neighbor and friend of Aliahna's family, has been preliminarily charged with murder. He's expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.
Investigators believe Aliahna was killed last Friday, the day she was reported missing from the Northway mobile home park on the north side of Fort Wayne.
The girl and her two sisters had stayed with Plumadore for about a week while their mother was ill.
Plumadore told police he last saw Aliahna sleeping in his home early Friday morning.
He said he noticed she was missing a short time later and assumed she went back home to her mother.
Because of a lack of communication, Aliahna was not reported missing until Friday night.
Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries told Fort Wayne television station WISE-TV there was not a specific locations where the girl's remains were found, but in a press release Corporal Tinkel says her remains have been located and recovered.