A 34-year-old Washington County man is in custody and has been charged with the murder of Skyler Naugle, who was reported missing over the weekend.
A badly decomposed body was discovered near a house where Michael Sanders was living at 7707 East New Cut Road in Little York.
Sanders has been charged with Naugle’s murder. Police say other charges could be filed as well.
The body was autopsied Wednesday morning but DNA testing and dental records were sought to make a positive identification.
Today around 12:30 pm today, a report of a stolen vehicle, (gold, 2007 Ford Focus), was made on East New Cut Road near the location where Sanders was last seen on Monday.
A hunt for the stolen vehicle resulted in Sanders being stopped on Boatman Road and York Road in Austin, (near Interstate #65), by an Austin City Police Officer.
While the hunt for the stolen vehicle was taking place, the Washington County Prosecutor, Dustin Houchin, was in the process of seeking an arrest warrant on Sanders in the Washington County Circuit Court for Murder.
Indiana State Police Detectives had briefed the prosecutor earlier after obtaining enough information during their investigation to seek an arrest warrant.
Sanders was taken into custody by Austin City Police Officers and detectives from the Indiana State Police and is incarcerated at the Washington County Jail.
This investigation is continuing.