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Man Arrested After Body Of Missing Man Found In Freezer

Last updated on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

(KOKOMO) - Police in Kokomo arrested a man after finding the body of a missing man stuffed inside a freezer.

The investigation began Saturday after a mother called the Kokomo Police Department saying that she hadn't heard from her son, 29-year-old Alex C. Shipp, since November 8.

While investigating, officers heard that someone had last seen Shipp at a home at 804 Elm St. When officers went in the home, they found the body of a deceased person inside a freezer in the basement. Fox59 has learned that the body was badly decomposed because the freezer was not turned on.

An autopsy Monday confirmed the identity of the deceased as Shipp, police said. The coroner has not ruled on the cause of death.

Police arrested Walter L. Logan, 51, on a murder charge and took him to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. He's due in court Wednesday morning for an initial hearing.

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Michael Banush at 765-456-7278, or the Kokomo Police Hotline at 765-456-7017.

You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

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