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Three People In Custody For Murder Of Woman Found In Cornfield

Last updated on Thursday, July 31, 2014

(HANCOCK CO.) - The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in connection with the murder of an Indianapolis woman.

Amanda Gonzales was already arrested on a murder charge. She also faces a charge of assisting a criminal.

Ronnie Westbrook and Joe Meyers were originally taken into custody at the same time as Gonzales, but weren't charged until Wednesday. Both face charges of murder and felony kidnapping.

Katrina L. Miller, 23, was found dead in a Hancock County field last Thursday night. The coroner determined she died from a gunshot wound to the head and that her death was a homicide.

Miller's body was found last Thursday night in a cornfield along Carroll Road between 38th and 42nd streets. That's just inside Hancock County, as Carroll Road separates Hancock and Marion Counties.

Court documents say Gonzales asked an acquaintance if she'd ever seen a real murder take place, and then went on to describe that she, Miller and two others went into the corn field. According to the probable cause affidavit, Gonzales told the acquaintance that one of the others in the group, Joe Meyers, forced Miller to get down on her knees in the corn field and shot her.

Meyers allegedly told Miller, "Lil sis, nothing's going to happen to you" just before shooting her, according to court documents.

Gonzales allegedly told the acquaintance that another man in the group, Ronnie Westbrook, was angry because drugs were missing from his room. But when he returned to his room, he found the drugs. The acquaintance told police she thought Gonzales had hidden the drugs because she was angry at Miller for finding her and Westbrook in bed together.

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