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SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) --- A Scott County, Indiana man faced a judge for the first time Tuesday for a murder that happened three years ago. The victim's family is hoping for justice after years of frustration.
Robert Riley is facing six charges, including two counts of murder in the death of Paul Graupe. He said nothing as he was led to the courthouse, just as he has said nothing for three years about the murder of Paul Graupe.
Graupe disappeared in November of 2009. For years the case went nowhere. But last week, acting on new information, police found what they believe is Graupe's body in a rundown duplex in Austin.
That same day, police picked up Riley and today he was formally charged with murder.
"You're sitting there in the chair and within five or six feet of you, you see the man that killed your brother. It's hard to take. But the system will work. I got faith in it," said Graupe's brother Hugh Pasley.
Riley is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery, removing a body from a crime scene, and obstruction of justice.
Investigators believe Riley killed Graupe in a dispute over money, but prosecutors are still trying to piece together their case based on multiple investigations by different agencies.
"As we cull back through those reports, we find out that a lot of that information was just false leads," said Scott. Co. Prosecutor Jason Mount. "So, we're challenged with false leads. We're obviously challenged forensically with the remains being found three years after the fact."
None of Riley's family came to court, nor did his public defender, who was just assigned the case. A judge entered a not guilty plea and ordered Riley held without bond. And there could be more arrests.
"Once I get the final investigation from the sheriff's department, we're going to look at anybody else who may have been involved either before the homicide or after the homicide," said Mount.
Riley's next court appearance is Jan. 22 of next year. His trial is scheduled for April 22.