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Murder suspects hijack victim’s Facebook page to throw off police

Two men suspected in a murder case allegedly posted a status message to the victim's Facebook account to throw police off the scent.


Kris Holt


Posted on Jun 14, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 1:23 pm CDT

Two men suspected in a murder case allegedly posted a status message to the victim’s Facebook account to throw police off the scent.

Jordan Buskirk, 26, and Randal Crosley, 25, of Jasonville, Ind., were both charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape, and criminal confinement, according to ABC affiliate WCPO.

According to affidavits, the men killed Katelyn Wolfe, 19, on June 6 and dumped her weighted body in a lake.

Cosley allegedly sent texts and updated Wolfe’s Facebook timeline from her phone, stating she was “out on a walk with creeps that keep driving by.” 

Buskirk told police the pair had talked about “forcing themselves onto a complete stranger” for a week or more, according to the probable cause affidavit. He also told police the pair picked up Wolfe, whom they allegedly did not target specifically, at her home at around 1am, and drove around while doing drugs for a time before stopping and strangling her.

According to police, Buskirk said the men tied Wolfe up, attached a 20-pound weight to her body and threw her in the Sullivan County lake.

The post the men allegedly wrote on Wolfe’s Facebook account appears to have been since deleted.

Photo via Katelyn Wolfe/Facebook

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*First Published: Jun 14, 2013, 3:57 pm CDT