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Andrew Compton: Search for Louisville Student Resumes at Landfill

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Search resuming for missing Louisville student
Andrew Compton (CBS/WISH)

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (CBS/WISH/AP) On Wednesday a team of 50 police cadets will return to a massive landfill in Jackson County, Ind. to search for the body of Andrew Compton, a missing 18-year-old who police believe is dead based on information developed during the investigation.

The team believes they are in the right place based on what they say suspect Gregory O'Bryan told them.

On Tuesday, police charged the 40-year-old with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The arrest came 12 days after Compton of Carmel, Ind., disappeared.

Police say a search of Compton's computer found e-mails between him and O'Bryan.

O'Bryan originally told detectives that he met Compton on Oct. 28, and the younger man left his apartment on foot after the two had sex. The arrest report says that O'Bryan later told officers Compton died during sex and he disposed of the body.

Surveillance video captured Andrew leaving his dorm at Sullivan University in Kentucky.

O'Bryan is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. His bond has been set at $1 million.

  • Edecio Martinez

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