The Washington Times-Herald

Breaking News

June 12, 2013

Police hold 2 men in case of missing SW Ind. teen

LINTON — A southwestern Indiana police chief said late Tuesday that a 19-year-old woman whose body was found a few days after she vanished apparently died from asphyxiation.

Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said family members identified the body found Monday as that of Katelyn Wolfe, who went missing after apparently posting on Facebook that she was being followed.

Indiana conservation officers recovered Wolfe's body from a body of water in rural Sullivan County, Jerrell said.

Two men were being held in connection with her death.

Jordan W. Buskirk, 26, and Randal E. Crosley, 25, were arrested Monday night on preliminary charges of murder. Both Jasonville men were being held at the Greene County Jail in Bloomfield, about 30 miles southeast of Terre Haute. Buskirk and Crosley have not yet been formally charged, and the local prosecutor's office declined comment.

Wolfe's father reported her missing last Thursday night, about 20 hours after she was last seen walking near a Dairy Queen in Linton.

Jerrell said he could not discuss details of the unfolding investigation or comment on why police had focused on the two men.

"This is still extremely early in this investigation and so there's still a lot of work left to be done," he said.

Linton police Lt. Duane Collenbaugh said Indiana State Police were helping the local police agency Tuesday secure evidence while investigators were working with prosecutors on probable cause affidavits.

Crosley was arrested Friday on a warrant out of Putnam County and Buskirk was arrested Monday. Crosley's warrant was for misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, said Lt. Dave Brown of the Putnam County Jail.

Jerrell said that as part of their investigation police have looked into a Facebook posting Wolfe apparently made early Thursday in which she expressed concern that she was being followed. He declined to elaborate.

Collenbaugh declined to comment on whether police believe Buskirk or Crosley knew Wolfe, but both men appeared to be listed as Facebook friends of Wolfe's.

Linton Mayor John Wilkes said Tuesday that the killing has shaken the community of about 5,300 residents.

"Everyone's upset. We all know her grandparents. I went to high school with her grandfather and played football with him. We all know each other — it's just a hard situation," Wilkes said.


Text Only
Breaking News
  • Two dead after Bicknell shooting BICKNELL – At approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bicknell Police responded to 707 Durbin Street in Bicknell after a 33-year-old Knox County man was shot and killed during an argument with an

    July 23, 2014

  • NWS - WT072214 - CampIlliana - NBS Accident claims life at Camp Illiana One person is dead following an accident at a popular Daviess County camp. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that Camp Illiana Executive Director David Bean died in an accident late Monday morning at the camp at 723E 450S. Authori

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • user29383-1405833589-media1.jpg 2 sought in Greene County murder

    NEWARK - Two men are being sought by the Indiana State Police in connection with a murder in Greene County.

    According to a release from the Indiana State Police, the Greene County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting David Lamm, 54, Solsberry, had been killed at his residence.

    July 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it

    July 17, 2014

  • Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

    July 17, 2014

  • Alliance03 Alliance Barrier officially marks first I-69 jobs Alliance Barrier Films cut the ribbon Friday and are the first manufacturing plant along the southern half of I-69. The $25 million facility opening was part of a ceremony that announced plans for a 40,000 to 60,000-square foot building along Washing

    July 11, 2014 3 Photos

  • Cavaliers 3 Way Trade Basketball-3 [Duplicate] Cavs agree to multiplayer, 3-team trade

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have created salary cap space to make sure they have enough to offer LeBron James a maximum contract. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavs have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and c

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Protest01 Leathers, locals protest clerk's same-sex marriage decision It all started last week when Shawn Colvin went to the Daviess County Courthouse to get a marriage license, one of the first same-sex marriage licenses to be issued after the decision to allow the licenses was made by the state. Simple enough except

    June 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Former Daviess County judge dies Daviess County's first female judge has died. Judith Dwyer, who was both judge of the Daviess County Court and Daviess Superior Court died at her home Saturday at the age of 75. Dwyer was remembered by friends and colleagues as both a community leade

    June 30, 2014

  • Daviess denies same-sex marriage licenses before federal halt

    Daviess County continued to be one of the remaining counties not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Friday.

    June 27, 2014 2 Stories