INDICTED: Man indicted in Compton death - WDRB 41 Louisville News

INDICTED: Man indicted in Compton death

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Gregory O'Bryan Gregory O'Bryan
Andrew Compton Andrew Compton

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Even as authorities continue to search a Medora, Ind. landfill for the body of 18-year-old Andrew Compton, there has been another development in the case of the Sullivan University student's death.

This morning, a grand jury indicted 40-year-old Gregory M. O'Bryan in connection with Compton's death.

Click HERE to view a copy of the indictments.

The grand jury returned "true-bill" indictments on one count of murder (complicity), one count of sodomy (complicity), three counts of abuse of a corpse (complicity) and two counts of tampering with physical evidence (complicity).

His bond was set at $1,000,000.

With regard to the abuse of a corpse charges, the indictment states that O'Bryan, "intentionally treated a human corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable family sensibilities and he attempted or committed sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with the corpse."

With regard to the tampering with physical evidence charges, the indictment states that O'Bryan, "destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered the physical evidence which he believed was about to be produced or used in such official proceeding, with the intent to impair its verity or availability in the official proceeding."

Compton was last seen on Oct. 28. His family reported him missing on Oct. 30.

Click HERE to read more about the landfill search.

Last week, O'Bryan was arrested and charged with the murder of Compton, police say he told them he met Compton on Oct. 28 at his apartment for sex. O'Bryan said he died during a sexual act and he disposed of the body.

Authorities have been searching a Medora, Ind. landfill for several days in an attempt to recover Compton's body. To date, that search has been unsuccessful.

Click HERE to read about Fox 41's interview with Compton's father.


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