Grace Packer's Biological Parents Look to Set Up Lawsuits

Grace Packer, 14, was last seen alive on July 4, 2016. Her dismembered body was found on Oct. 31, 2016 in rural Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Bucks County District Attorney's Office

The biological parents of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother are trying to become administrators of the girl's estate.

The attorney for Rose and Rodney Hunsicker say they're doing that so they can later sue the Berks County social service agencies that placed the girl, Grace Packer, with the woman accused of abusing and killing her.

Prosecutors say a Montgomery County foster mother, Sara Packer, watched her boyfriend rape and murder her daughter, Grace Packer, last year. Sara Packer is facing murder charges in Grace’s death. NBC10’s Deanna Durante is pushing for answers about the unknown 30 foster children that Sara Packer cared for in the last decade.

(Published Monday, May 22, 2017)

The girl's adoptive mother, Sara Packer and her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, are charged in Grace's death. Authorities say the girl was killed in July as part of a rape-murder fantasy the couple shared. Officials say they dismembered the body in October.

Packer and Sullivan have pleaded not guilty.

The Hunsickers lost custody of Grace when she was 2. They're also concerned about two of Grace's siblings who were also adopted by Sara Packer and her ex-husband.