Nakotah Kelly and Anthony Dibiah

Dad charged with murder as disturbing details emerge about missing 10-year-old son

An Indiana man is behind bars after he reportedly admitted to killing his missing 10-year-old son.

Indy Star reports that someone called 911 on Monday and said 37-year-old Anthony Dibiah claimed he killed his son, Nakota Kelly.

“I just killed my son! I just killed my son!” Dibiah allegedly said to a cousin in Texas.

Authorities arrived at Dibiah’s Indianapolis apartment on Sunday and found a disturbing crime scene with blood at the entryway of the apartment and blood throughout the bathroom. Nakota and his father were not there.

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Child abuse detectives, IMPD homicide detectives, the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, and the Marion County Coroner arrived at the scene, based on the evidence officers found inside the home.

As search crews scoured wooded areas near the apartment complex for Nakota, authorities located Dibiah on July 19, RTV6 reports. He was in a white jeep, police said, driving near Highway 38 in Missouri.

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Dibiah was arrested and charged with murder after IMPD detectives said they had “evidence to believe 10-year old Nakota Kelly is deceased.”

On Sunday, prior to Dibiah’s arrest, he allegedly contacted a friend and asked to borrow a suitcase. When the friend questioned Dibiah, he admitted he “killed his son.”

“Anthony said he used a bag to suffocate his son until he stopped breathing,” IMPD Jonathan Schultz wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

“Anthony told (the friend) he then took his son to the bathroom to make sure he was dead and he has now dumped the body.”

Security footage captured Dibiah making three trips from his apartment on Sunday. He loaded things into his vehicle and dumped a bag into a dumpster.

The suspect later sent his ex-wife a Facebook message that read, “Sometimes I hear voices. My son is in Heaven.”

A friend told police that the suspect’s motive may have been ongoing custody issues.

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[Feature Photo: Nakota Kelly/Facebook; Anthony Dibiah/Police Handout]