EASTON, Pa. – It was a case that sounded like a made-for-TV movie; a man kills his stepdaughter and then abuses her corpse to fulfill a fantasy.
But sadly, the Jessica Padgett case was all too real. It’s back in the spotlight on primetime TV.
Northampton County District Attorney, John Morganelli, remembers hearing about the young mother who disappeared in Allen Township, Northampton County, in 2014.
“We started off basically with a brief video of a vehicle which we thought was Mr. Graf’s vehicle,” Morganelli said. “And from that point forward other information was developed.”
The evidence led investigators to Gregory Graf.
Graf, Jessica Padgett’s stepfather, would be convicted of murdering her and then recording himself sexually abusing the corpse.
“When you have good investigation, and good investigators to get the job done, it makes our job easy, and it leads to a six minute verdict,” Morganelli said.
Morganelli believes that’s why the Investigation Discovery channel series, “See No