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Police Put Rumors To Rest In Murder Case
Updated May 1, 2015 8:01 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Police are wanting to put some rumors surrounding the murder of Indiana University student Hannah Wilson to rest.

One of the biggest rumors has to do with the taxi driver and if Daniel Messel, who has been arrested for the crime, was the actual driver or was he posing as a driver?

According to police, Wilson was drinking with friends before she was murdered. She had too much to drink, and took a cab home.

"Rumors were rampant that somebody posed as a taxi cab driver. We have found at this point in the investigation that the taxi driver who was in the taxi was legit," said Sgt. Curt Durnil of the Indiana State Police.

The taxi driver was one of the last people to see Wilson before she came into contact with her killer, police say.

"They picked her up in front of the bar that night and took her home. We have no reason to believe that that person who did that had anything to do with this homicide or this case at all," says Durnil.

It's unclear if Messel followed the taxi or how the two came into contact.

"We know they came into contact after that taxi cab home. We know that she made it home," says Sgt Durnil.

Police are looking into whether or not surveillance cameras were rolling in the taxi that Wilson took home.

A motive is also unclear.

"You can take court docs. You can take history but until the motive comes out in court of law, we don't know," says Durnil.



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