Friday, April 12 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-04-12 10:46:04 GMT
David Markham spoke for just a few minutes Thursday night at the Fairfield West Baptist Church, one day after police revealed to the public skeletal remains found in Franklin County, Indiana had been identifiedMore >>
David Markham spoke for just a few minutes Thursday night at the Fairfield West Baptist Church. In that short time, a lot was learned about his daughter, Katelyn, and the person she was.More >>
Thursday, April 11 2013 6:34 PM EDT2013-04-11 22:34:42 GMT
The discovery of Katelyn Markham's skeletal remains has lead to a new investigation into her death. Indiana State Police say the focus of their investigation now is to answer the questions of how MarkhamMore >>
The discovery of Katelyn Markham's remains has lead to a new investigation into the Fairfield woman's death. Indiana State Police say the focus is now to answer the questions of how and where Markham died.More >>
Wednesday, April 18 2012 6:26 AM EDT2012-04-18 10:26:50 GMT
Search for Katelyn Markham resumes Reward increased for information on Katelyn Markham Police release 911 call reporting Katelyn Markham's disappearance Search efforts for Katelyn Markham gain momentumMore >>
CEDAR GROVE, IN (FOX19) -
As investigators look for evidence among the remains of Katelyn Markham, one experienced criminal defense attorney has a theory about what happened to the Fairfield woman.
Markham's remains were discovered one week ago along a creek near Cedar Grove, Indiana. Markham had been missing since August of 2011, where she was last seen by her fiance at their Fairfield home.
She became the subject of an intensive search effort by police, firefighters and volunteers.
Attorney Mark Krumbein has years of experience defending murderers, kidnappers and even one man suspected of being a serial killer.
Krumbein says the circumstances surrounding the murder of Katelyn Markham and other young women bear some striking similarities.
"In Indiana, maybe 75 miles away at Bloomington, Laura Spierer disappeared from the planet on June 3rd, 2011," explains Krumbein.
Spierer's disappearance preceded the disappearance of Markham by only two months. Spierer's body has never been found. In December of 1997, 23-year-old Laney Gwinner vanished from a Fairfield bowling alley. Months later, her body was found in the Ohio River.
"White females that disappeared with no explanation and two out of the three were found dead," said Krumbein. "I think this could be the act of a serial killer."
FOX19 contacted Markham's fiance, John Carter, by phone. Carter said that Krumbein's theory is shocking.
"I'm very torn up and shocked by this information. I don't know what to think," said Carter. "I hope that whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent."
Krumbein further explains that the manner in which Markham's body was found could provide some important clues.
"It could represent somebody that treated her as if she were a piece of trash, unfortunately, and threw her in what's a dump. That could be something that would be something more of a trait of a serial killer or a random killer as opposed to somebody that knew her."
Krumbein states that most serial killers fit a certain description.
"The typical serial killer is a male white, young, maybe attractive looking guy that wouldn't cause any initial alarm to anybody," explains Krumbein. "They want to see it on television or in the newspaper or hear it on radio about the case itself, but they don't want themselves to be exposed."
Krumbein says the fact that Markham's body was dumped in another state fits the profile of a serial killer who hoped to throw off investigators.
Krumbein states that these killers tend to choose their victims at random, making them all the more difficult to catch.
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Boone Police Officers received a call about the discovery of a dead body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. PoliceMore >>
The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
(WMC) - A teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of this 10-year-old sister will serve several years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections Youth Facility. The teen, whoMore >>
A teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 10-year-old sister will serve several years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections Youth Facility.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:39:25 GMT
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.More >>
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death. More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:30:17 GMT
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
The cause of death for the Lincoln Co. mother and son is still unknown. An update is provided.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:37:13 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:41:22 GMT
MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties, carrying bat caught trespassing at elementary school A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school andMore >>
A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school and causing a bizarre disturbance just before more than a hundred children were due to come in for lunch. More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
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