Police said they believe the child was strangled sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, but they didn’t provide a possible motive during a press conference.
"Our main focus is who and how, not why," Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum said, the news station reported.
“To try and rationalize why someone would kill a 10-year-old, there’s no rationale for that. That’s just an act of cowardice,” Slocum said.
Authorities removed six other children in the house.