Two men formally charged in murder of Linton teenager

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LINTON, Ind.—Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a Linton, Ind. teenager have been formally charged.

Jordan Buskirk, 26, and Randal Crosley, 25, were officially charged with murder Wednesday in the death of 19-year-old Katelyn Wolfe, whose body was discovered submerged in a rural Sullivan County lake.  An autopsy revealed the teen died from asphyxiation.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the suspects planned to “rape and then murder” a stranger.  Buskirk and Crosley allegedly purchased handcuffs, restraint straps, condoms, rope and a 20-pound weight that they kept in their vehicle.

Buskirk told investigators they were not specifically targeting Wolfe, who was killed on June 6. According to the court document, Buskirk stated he and Crosley planned to target a complete stranger “for at least a week” and the idea was “just something that popped in their heads.”

After dumping the body, the suspects allegedly used Wolfe’s cellphone to update her Facebook status in an attempt to cover their tracks, stated court documents.  The Facebook status read, “Trying to party looking for fun. Out on a walk with creeps that keep driving by.”

In addition to murder charges, the men face conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape, criminal confinement and several counts of dealing in a controlled substance.

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