Search continues for Andrew Compton’s body

LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB Fox 41) – The man accused of killing a Sullivan University student faced a judge Wednesday morning.  At the same time, detectives continued combing a southern Indiana landfill for Andrew Compton’s body.

Authorities have brought in fifty police recruits to help with the search, which began about 11:30 Tuesday morning and continued Wednesday.  They are using a backhoe to sift through the garbage, and believe Compton’s body is in a television box.

Officials at the landfill say they can keep track of when trash comes in and where it came from, which would allow them to narrow their search to trash that arrived from Louisville on a particular date.

Police say they found evidence Tuesday that tells them they are searching in the right location.  They are digging holes about five feet deep in their search.  Lt. Barry Wilkerson of the LMPD Homicide Unit says, “Just because you found one piece of evidence doesn’t mean that it’s going to lead you right next to something else, so it may be scattered a little bit.”

Wilkerson wouldn’t say what other evidence officers are looking for, but it's believed to be something from the crime scene.

Gregory O’Bryan appeared in court on Wednesday, charged with murder, evidence tampering, and abuse of a corpse.

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