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IU Student Murdered, Man In Custody
Updated April 25, 2015 7:45 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BROWN CO.) - The body of 22-year-old Hannah Wilson, was discovered around 8:30 a.m. Friday in Needmore, near Lake Lemon and south of Trevlac.

Wilson, who is originally from Fisher, was a senior at Indiana University and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

The investigation has led detectives to arrest 49-year-old Daniel E. Messell, of Bloomington. Messell is being held on a preliminary charge of Murder.

The investigation has been in joint cooperation with the Bloomington Police Department who had taken a Missing Persons report regarding Miss Wilson earlier Friday afternoon.

The Monroe County Prosecutor's Office along with the Brown County Prosecutor and the Brown County Coroner are also involved in the investigation that continues at this time.

The Indiana State Police stresses the filing of criminal charges is only the beginning of the process and Mr. Messell is presumed innocent until and unless guilt is proven in court.

"The entire IU Bloomington community mourns the tragic death of Hannah Wilson," IU Communications Director Mark Land said in an email. "Our deepest sympathies go out to Hannah's family and friends during this unspeakably sad time."



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