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Missing Linton Teen Found Murdered, Two Arrested

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

(LINTON) - Two men have been arrested in the connection of the death of missing Linton teen Katelyn Wolfe.

Anna Rochelle, of the Greene County Daily World reports, 26-year-old Jordan Buskirk and 25-year-old Randal Crosley, both of Jasonville are being held in the Greene County Jail accused of murder.

Buskirk was arrested around 11 p.m. Monday. Crosley was already in the Greene County Jail, held on drug charges on a warrant out of Putnam County.

Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell announced late Monday that officers had found Wolfe's body at approximately 5 p.m. in rural Greene County near the border of Greene County and Sullivan County.

Jerrell said the body was discovered by Indiana Conservation Officers.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.

"I'm not releasing information or any more details about the investigation at this time," Jerrell says, "But this investigation is not over."

Katelyn Wolfe, 19, was reported missing by her father at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, June 6.

The last time the family saw her was around 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at her home in the area of C Street NW in Linton.

She communicated with someone around 3 a.m. on Thursday. Jerrell said Wolfe was on the phone talking to people that night and she was looking for people to "hang out with."

After her communications at 3 a.m., there was no more activity on her cell phone or her Facebook account.

Besides Linton police detectives, officers and staff, the Indiana State Police contributed significant support to local officers in the effort to locate Wolfe.

"The Indiana State Police have been great," said Jerrell. "They've given us a tremendous amount of help and support and have offered all of their resources to support this investigation."

Jerrell also recognized the Jasonville Police Department -- they assigned an officer to offer full-time support, as did the Greene County Sheriff's Department. The Worthington Police Department also provided assistance along with numerous other agencies including Indiana DNR Conservation Officers.

Jerrell said officers have worked hard toward a break in the case, but their work is far from over.

Late Monday, Jerrell confirmed Wolfe's disappearance, at first a missing person's case, is a homicide investigation.

Late in the evening, the police department released a statement saying, "Our hearts and prayers goes out to the Wolfe family and loved ones.

"We do want to thank the community in their efforts in pulling together and supporting the Wolfe Family and hope they will continue to do so."

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