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Accused Murderer Admits To Killing Roommate, Disposing Murder Weapon In White River
Updated January 17, 2017 10:40 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Blake Box-Skinner
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Joshuah Rainbolt

(CAMPBELLSBURG) - Accused murderer Joshuah Rainbolt told police that he killed his roommate and disposed of the murder weapon in the White River.

According to a probable cause affidavit, 20-year-old Rainbolt told police that he shot Blake Box-Skinner in the back of the head with a shotgun, dragged his body to a shed, put him inside and shut the door. He then drove to the Ft. Ritner Bridge off White River Road and threw the shotgun into the White River.

Police have not released a motive for the murder.

Indiana State Police discovered Box-Shinner's body after they were called to do a welfare check at the home at 10906 Lost River Road after family members reported that 20-year-old Blake Box-Skinner had not been seen or heard from for a couple of days.

State Trooper Jonathan Cain, who is Box-Skinner's uncle, had visited the home with Blake's parents (Carol Box and Derek Skinner).

When they arrived at the home, the parents entered the home and found their son's phone inside and knew something was wrong. Trooper Cain then checked outbuildings on the property.

According to the affidavit, Trooper Cain opened a door on one of the outbuildings and saw human legs sticking out from under a washing machine.

After Cain moved the washing machine, he located the body of Blake Box-Skinner.

Cain immediately contacted the ISP for back up.

Family members told investigators that Blake's roommate, Rainbolt, was not at the home but had been calling Blake's mother.

Investigators talked to Rainbolt on the phone and asked him to come in for an interview, but Rainbolt told police he did not have a ride to the sheriff's department. An Indiana State Trooper arranged to pick Rainbolt up and transport him to the Washington County Sheriff's Department where he admitted to killing his roommate.

Rainbolt was arrested on charges of murder, obstruction of justice and improper disposal of a corpse.



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