Colby Martin was charged with manslaughter with a motorcar, concealing a dying and another crime in Van Buren County. Bond was set Thursday at $300,000.
Martin, 29, of White Pigeon is accused of hanging Melody Rohrer in Hamilton Township on Monday after which transferring her physique to St. Joseph County. Investigators mentioned he led them to the physique Tuesday.
Martin and Rohrer didn’t know one another, Sheriff Daniel Abbott mentioned.
It wasn’t instantly identified if Martin has a lawyer who might touch upon the allegations.
“We’re grateful that we obtained closure for the household,” the sheriff mentioned. “We have been capable of come to a decision inside 24 hours, which is difficult to do if you had nothing to go on.”