A lawsuit was announced today in Vanderburgh Circuit Court on behalf of Cara Beckerle for the wrongful death of Aleah Beckerle.
Aleah Beckerle went missing in 2016. She was found dead in a vacant home in Evansville in 2017.
The lawsuit is being filed against Terrance Roach, the man accused but found not guilty of Beckerle’s murder. He was found guilty of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse in the case.
SNG LLC, the owners of the property where Aleah Beckerle was found, is also named in the suit. The suit claims that negligence on the company’s part allowed the crime to happen.
Samuel Happoldt, Aleah Beckerle’s father, is the third party named in the suit.
The Indiana Child Wrongful Death act requires that if one parent is not a plaintiff, they need to be named as a defendant. Cara Beckerle and her legal team do not think he had any involvement in Aleah’s death.
In a press conference held this afternoon, Cara Beckerle and her attorneys stress that they are seeking justice for Aleah.
The press conference can be seen below.