Denver (AP) A newly released indictment says a missing 6-year-old girl from Aurora died because she was undernourished, suffered cruel punishment and was denied medical care.
A district court released a 60-count indictment against Aaron Thompson today. It was handed up in May 2007, but wasn't made public until the Denver Post and the Associated Press filed suit.
The indictment accuses Thompson and his girlfriend, Shely Lowe, of fatal child abuse against Thompson’s daughter, Aarone
Aarone's body has never been found. Lowe died in May 2006 of heart problems.
The indictment says the abuse took place between May 12th, 2002 and August 31st, 2004.
Thompson reported his daughter missing on November 14th, 2005, telling police she had run away after an argument over a cookie.
The indictment says a nun from the catholic charities social service agency had been to the Thompson house earlier that day looking for the girl. It says Aaron Thompson did not mention that visit when he reported Aarone missing.
The indictment also says that an intensive police search began the day Thompson reported the girl missing. By 9 p.m. that day, Thompson told officers searching his house that he was tired and wanted to go to bed.
The indictment reads “the temperature outside had dropped to about 30 degrees, it was snowing, and his daughter had not been found.”