Woman accused of killing children could soon face another charge in man’s death

October 27, 2016

A woman accused of killing her two children last month could soon be formally charged with taking the life of a 65-year-old man.

Amber Pasztor, 29, has already been named a suspect in Frank Macomber’s death, but charges have never been filed in that slaying.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department will soon deliver its investigation to Prosecutor Karen Richards, sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Stone said. Richards will decide what charges, if any, will be filed.

Macomber’s daughter, Michelle Troye, said she is running out of patience.

There were three homicide victims Sept. 26-27 when Pasztor drove to the Elkhart Police Department and told investigators her two children were dead in the back seat of the car she was driving. She told police she had smothered them with her own hands.

Macomber and Pasztor met as neighbors at Countryside Village on Washington Center Road where Pasztor lived for a short time. Macomber’s body was found Sept. 27 near West Wallen Road the day after Pasztor allegedly killed her children. He had been shot.

Pasztor told police she kicked in the door of her father and stepmother’s home on Goshen Road, not far from where Macomber lived, around 6 a.m. Sept. 26 and abducted her children.

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis T. Hill, who is handling the case involving Pasztor’s children, said Pasztor is a suspect in Macomber’s death.

Troye, Macomber’s daughter, said she and others are anxiously waiting for charges to come down in his death. Pasztor was charged on Sept. 30 with two counts of murder in the deaths of Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6. She is being held without bail in the Elkhart County Jail.

Richards said this week she is waiting for the county to deliver its investigation. Stone and sheriff’s department detective Adam Griffith said the case is being typed up now and is expected to be delivered to the prosecutor’s office soon.

On Sept. 27, Richards and Hill said Pasztor told police of the whereabouts of Macomber’s body. Pasztor also said during an Oct. 10 jail house interview on WANE-TV that she killed Macomber.

Hill, the Elkhart prosecutor, is seeking a life sentence without parole for Pasztor.

Waiting for charges has been tough on Troye, she said.

“It’s very frustrating and they haven’t said anything regarding the case at all,” Troye said Wednesday.