Hannah Tyburski, Rachele’s sister, was booked into the Lorain County jail on charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing, and abuse of a corpse. She was released on a $7,000 bond. Police say she helped her mother dispose of her sisters body. They used a door to get the body into a car. For the entire first year of the trial police released no motive for the murder.
Tom Fialko, Janet's boyfriend and father of her son, came forward in June of 2015 to say she had tried to blame the murder of her daughter on him. He claimed she had called him the weekend before police found the body and tried to implicate him saying Rachele had went to his house to spend the weekend with him.
Janet plead guilty last Wednesday to murder, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. A charge of aggravated murder was dismissed. She was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with eligibility of parole after 19 years.