INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man has been arrested for killing his son.
Someone called Indy Metro Police saying they were told by Anthony Dibiah, 37, that he had killed his 10-year-old son, Nakota Kelly.
Days before, Kelly told his mother that his father was going to kill him.
“Oh, I’m dead. Don’t expect me to come home,” Kelly said to his mother. “My dad is going to kill me.”
Court documents say that Kelly was scared to visit Dibiah, after being told they were going to spend the weekend together. He said that Dibiah would be angry with him because he hung up the phone because he didn’t want to speak to his dad.
Kelly’s mother reported the statements to a caseworker with the Department of Child Services, saying Kelly made the comment on July 14. She contacted the caseworker again on July 19, says she received a text from Dibiah.
“Sometimes I hear voices. My son is in heaven,” said the text.
On July 18, a witness told police that he got a text and call from Dibiah saying that he just killed his son. He then asked Dibiah why he killed his son, and he said Kelly’s mother gave him a hard time and cost him money in court.
Another witness got a call on the morning of July 19, and Dibiah told him he used a bag to suffocate his son until he stopped breathing, and then dumped the body.
When police reached the apartment on West Lake South Drive, neither Dibiah nor Kelly were in the home.
Police found brain matter on the bathroom floor and blood-spattered all over the bathroom.
Surveillance video showed Dibiah leaving and returning several times between 2:27 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on July 19. Police say Dibiah makes multiple trips and places items into the car each time. He’s also seen placing a bag inside of a dumpster.
Later that day, police got a call from Missouri State Highway Patrol, who found Dibiah driving on the highway away from Indiana. He was arrested around 4 p.m. on July 19, and taken to the Macon County Jail.
IMPD says they have not found Kelly’s body, but say Dibiah’s phone was pinged around the 4500 block of W. Vermont Ave., near Eagle Creek.
Dibiah has been charged with the murder of his son.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stopper of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).