According to a probable cause affidavit from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office, Joshuah Rainbolt, 20, Campbellsburg, admitted killing his roommate and getting rid of the murder weapon.
Indiana State Police were called to check on the welfare of Blake Box-Skinner who hadn’t been seen by his family since Monday, January 9.
State Trooper Jonathan Cain was off duty and went to the residence occupied by Box-Skinner, who was his nephew.
Cain was accompanied by Carol Box, Blake’s mother, and Derek Skinner, Blake’s father,
Upon arriving at 10609 West Lost River Road in Campbellsburg, Cain and Derek Skinner entered the residence and found Blake’s phone.
Trooper Cain went outside to check buildings in the back yard.
According to the affidavit, he 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 a white male, who he identified as Blake Box-Skinner.
Cain immediately contacted the ISP for back up.
At approximately 8p, Detective Joshua Banet was contacted and briefed on the situation and went to the address.
Upon arrival, Banet began investigating and gathering evidence for a search warrant.
According to Banet, several of Blake’s family members were at the residence, who were asked to go to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to conduct interviews.
Family members advised police that Blake’s roommate, Joshuah Rainbolt was not present but had been calling Blake’s mother.
According to the police affidavit, officers talked to Rainbolt and asked him to come in for an interview. Rainbolt told police he did not have a ride into the sheriff’s department.
Trooper Mark LaMaster drove to pick Rainbolt up.
Police say upon arrive at the sheriff’s department, interviews were conducted with Derek Skinner, Carol Box, Blake’s girlfriend, Selena Huizar and Rainbolt.
During Rainbolt’s interview, he told police he had shot Box-Skinner in the back of the head with a shotgun.
Rainbolt told police he drug the body to a shed, put him inside and shut the door.
Rainbolt also said he drove to the Ft. Ritner Bridge off of White River Road and threw the shotgun into White River.
Rainbolt is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center.
He’s charged with Murder, Level 1 Felony and Obstruction, a Level 6 Felony.