Man found guilty of murder, kidnapping of woman found dead in cornfield


Joe Meyers

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HANCOCK COUNTY (Nov. 6, 2014) – A man has been found guilty in connection with an Indianapolis woman found dead in a Hancock County cornfield.

Katrina Miller, 23, was found dead on July 24 in a field near the intersection of County Road West 800 and County Road 350 North. Investigators said her remains were there for several days.

In July, police announced the arrest of Amanda Gonzales in the case. Two days later, prosecutors announced murder and kidnapping charges against Joe Meyers and Ronnie Westbrook in the case.

Thursday, Meyers was found guilty of murder and kidnapping. His sentencing date has not yet been set.

Miller died from a gunshot wound, and police found a shell casing near her body. They used fingerprints to confirm her identity. After her body was found, two witnesses came forward to tell police they knew what had happened.

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