Search for Andrew Compton's body to resume Monday - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Search for Andrew Compton's body to resume Monday


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Monday will mark day six of searching an Indiana landfill for the body of a Sullivan University student. Investigators wrapped up day five Saturday, but didn't search on Sunday.

They're looking for 18-year-old Andrew Compton's body. Investigators say some evidence has been uncovered in the more than 400 tons of garbage.

40-year-old Gregory O'Bryan admitted to police he met Compton online and had sex with him and then disposed of his body.

O'Bryan is charged with murder and behind bars with bond set at $1 million.


By: Rachel Collier -

MEDORA, Ind. (WDRB Fox 41)--The rain Saturday did not make it any easier for police to search a local landfill for the body of 18-year-old Andrew Compton. Steady rain added to the already difficult job at the Rumpke landfill in Medora, Indiana, but the crews pressed on.

For five days they have dug through hundreds of tons of trash, combing over it 3-4 times looking for any evidence, and looking for Andrew Compton's body. "The crews have been working through the weather and they're making an incredible effort through the search," said Sara Cullin, spokeswoman for Rumpke Sanitation.

The 18-year-old Sullivan University student has not been seen since October 28th. His parents worried he had met someone online--in fact, police say he had.

Detectives say Compton met 40-year-old Gregory O'Bryan who ended up telling police he had sex with him. O'Bryan told police Compton died while they were having sex, and he disposed of the body. That led police to the landfill in Medora.

"We do believe that we are searching in the right area of where they need to focus their search," said Cullin.

Rumpke officials have narrowed down the area for police to search in. Police have found items like mail, that let them know they are in the right spot. But after five days of what seems like endless searching, police aren't giving up.

"At the end of every day they've been reassessing the situation to see where they're at, and where they want to be, in searching through the loads of garbage," said Cullin.

Police will not be at the landfill Sunday, but will resume their search on Monday. O'Bryan is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse, and remains in jail on bond.

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