The same day, the two also purchased rope and the 20-pound weight that would keep Wolfe underwater. As to why, Buskirk told investigators “it was just something that popped in their heads.”
“He advised that it just crossed their heads to try to do it,” the affidavit said. “(Buskirk) explained that they kept the above listed items in the trunk of his car. He explained that initially they were not targeting Katelyn Wolfe, but they were just going to target somebody.
“(Buskirk) explained the opportunity was just there for Katelyn Wolfe.”
According to an autopsy, Wolfe had died to asphyxiation due to smothering and her death was considered a homicide. Private services have been scheduled in Dugger and a fund has been set up at Regions Bank locations for donations to her family.
Both men had initial hearings in Greene Superior Court and are being held without bond.