2017-03-15 / Public Record

Delta Woman Shot, Killed; Abducted Baby Found Safe


James Ramey James Ramey A 23-year-old Delta woman was shot and killed at a home in Delta early Tuesday morning.

A press release from the Delta Police Department said officers and rescue personnel were called to the 900 block of Fernwood Avenue in that village at about 5:10 am on a report of a gunshot victim.

There, they found Amanda Mangas, 23, with a single gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Missing from the home were Amanda’s 10-monthold son, Winston Ramey, and Amanda’s stepmother, Deb Mangas, 52, Delta.

Delta police issued an Amber Alert for the child.

Police officials say preliminary information led them to believe the suspect in the murder and abduction of the child was James Ramey, 27, Toledo.

It is not known if Deb Mangas was abducted or went with Ramey willingly.

The press release states Delta police developed leads in the case, which resulted in the capture of James Ramey.

Christopher D. Sailors, sheriff of Fulton County, Ind., confirmed Tuesday that James Ramey was being held at his department headquarters on investigative detention.

Sailors said one of his deputies performed a traffic stop on the vehicle James Ramey was driving. The child and Deb Mangas were in the vehicle and were safe.

Sailors said Fulton County, Ind. children’s services officials were having the child checked at a local hospital.

Charges of aggravated murder were filed against James Ramey in Fulton County Eastern District Court in connection with the death of Amanda Mangas.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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