Indiana Mother Told Police She Used Her Hands to ‘Smother’ Two Young Children to Death: Court Documents

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Amber Pasztor is seen in a booking photo obtained by KTLA sister station WXIN.

Amber Pasztor is seen in a booking photo obtained by KTLA sister station WXIN

An Indiana mother at the center of an Amber Alert case allegedly admitted to killing her two children by smothering them, according to newly released court documents.

Amber Pasztor, 29, of Fort Wayne, was formally charged with two counts of murder on Wednesday in connection with the deaths of Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6.

An Amber Alert was issued for the children on Monday after they were believed to have been abducted by Pasztor from a home in the 7000 block of U.S. 33 in Fort Wayne around 6:20 a.m., according to KTLA sister station WXIN.

Pasztor flagged down an Elkhart officer directly behind the police department at approximately 5:25 p.m., according to court documents obtained by the station in Indianapolis. She told the officer that her children were dead and in the backseat of her car.

The officer located the two children in the car and called for assistance.

An officer asked Pasztor what happened, and she allegedly told police that she “smothered them,” according to court documents.

Picture of Liliana (left), Rene (right)

Picture of Liliana (left), Rene (right)

Pasztor was detained and found to have a warrant for her arrest out of Fort Wayne.

During an interview with detectives, Pasztor allegedly detailed kicking in the door of her father’s home and taking both children from the home earlier in the day, the station reported.

She then traveled to Elkhart with both children, making several stops including a restaurant and a park.

She allegedly admitted to covering both of their faces and noses with her hands until they died. According to court documents, Pasztor motioned with her hands over her face to show how she did this.

On Sept. 27, an autopsy was performed on Liliana and Rene, and their primary findings conclude the cause of death was due to asphyxiation, and the manner of death was ruled homicide for both children.

Pasztor had her first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. She is being held without bond.

Additionally, investigators located the body of Frank Macomber, 66, in Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning after police were searching for him in connection with the Amber Alert.

According to the coroner, he died of a gunshot wound and his manner of death was ruled a homicide. It is unclear at this time how Macomber was connected to Pasztor.