Reported by: RTV6, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Prosecutors have formally charged two southwestern Indiana men in the killing of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found submerged in a rural lake.
Probable cause affidavits show murder charges were filed Wednesday night against 26-year-old Jordan Buskirk and 25-year-old Randal Crosley in Katelyn Wolfe's death.
Both Jasonville men also face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape and criminal confinement. They're being held without bond.
The affidavits allege the men killed Wolfe on June 6 and dumped her weighted body in a rural Sullivan County lake. The documents also allege Crosley then used the Wolfe's cellphone to update her Facebook account to hide their actions.
That posting stated that Wolfe was "out on a walk with creeps that keep driving by."
According to the probable cause affidavit, Buskirk told police that he and Crosley had had conversations about "forcing themselves onto a complete stranger" for at least a week.
Buskirk told police he and Crosley traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., to purchase condoms, handcuffs, restraint straps, rope and a 20-pound weight, and they were preparing to rape and kill someone, court documents said.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Buskirk told police he and Crosley picked Wolfe up at her home about 1 a.m. then drove around doing drugs for awhile before deciding to stop and kill her.
Buskirk said they bound Wolfe with duct tape then strangled her with a rope, the court documents said.
The two men then put Wolfe in the trunk and drove around getting high and using Wolfe's cellphone to send text messages and update her Facebook status, police said.
Buskirk said the two men tied Wolfe up with a rope and attached the 20-pound weight to her body before dragging her down a hill and throwing her in a lake, police said.
Buskirk told police he and Crosley weren't targeting Wolfe specifically.