Authorities have arrested a woman on unrelated charges following the tragic death of an 18-month-old toddler in a hit-and-run incident at a motel in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Lisa Tesch, 51, was apprehended by police detectives on Friday afternoon, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Tesch, who is a known fugitive with outstanding warrants in Kentucky, now faces charges in Indiana related to the death of the toddler, identified as Eleanor Campbell. The incident occurred on June 16 at the Motel 6 on Hospitality Way in Jeffersonville. Tesch is believed to be the child’s grandmother.
After working closely with the victim’s family, investigators were able to identify a vehicle of interest associated with Lisa Tesch. Detectives from both Kentucky and Indiana have been tirelessly working on the case since the incident occurred. Their efforts led them to the Shawnee neighborhood, specifically the 200 block of Glendora Avenue, where they found Tesch and another family member, Joshua David, 34. Both individuals were taken into custody without incident on unrelated outstanding warrants.
Legal Proceedings and Ongoing Investigation: Lisa Tesch is currently being held in custody on a $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning. The police emphasize that the investigation is still active and ongoing.
The tragic hit-and-run incident at the Jeffersonville motel has shocked the local community. The arrest of Lisa Tesch brings some measure of closure to the family of the victim, as well as to the wider community affected by this senseless tragedy. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies from Kentucky and Indiana have been instrumental in apprehending the suspect and ensuring that justice is served.
As the legal proceedings continue, it is crucial for investigators to gather all the necessary evidence to build a strong case against Lisa Tesch. The motive behind the hit-and-run incident remains unclear.