FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2016


Media Contact: Curtis T. Hill, Jr. (574) 296-1888

Curtis T. Hill, Jr., Prosecuting Attorney of Elkhart County, Indiana, filed formal charges of Murder today against Amber Pasztor, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pasztor is accused of killing her two young children, Liliana, seven (7), and Rene, six (6), by smothering each of them on Monday, September 26, 2016. The deaths of the children were discovered by police in Elkhart, Indiana, when Pasztor stopped her vehicle near the police department and waived down an officer.

Ms. Pasztor is charged with two (2) counts of Murder, one for each child. The crime of Murder in Indiana is defined as the knowing, or intentional, killing of another human being. Each count of Murder is punishable with a prison term of between forty-five (45) and sixty-five (65) years, and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000). There is no bond on the charge of Murder.

Pasztor is also a suspect in the death of Frank Macomber who was discovered in Allen County on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Allen County authorities are continuing an investigation into that matter.

Notwithstanding the filing of formal charges in Elkhart County, the investigation into the murder of Liliana and Rene is ongoing.

The Elkhart Circuit Court has scheduled an Initial Hearing on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:30am at the Elkhart County Courthouse in Goshen, Indiana. It is anticipated that Ms. Pasztor will be advised of the formal charges against her, her rights, deadlines applicable to her case, and other procedural matters. The Court will likely set a proposed date for trial at that time.

“In this case, we are alleging that a mother callously and intentionally took the lives of her two children. While any rationale she may have had for completing this deadly deed in our community is still under investigation, her two children, our tiny victims, deserve justice and they will get it.” Says Prosecuting Attorney, Curtis T, Hill, Jr.



“Under Indiana law, all persons arrested for a criminal offense are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”