You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • Changes urged for state ethics code
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s outgoing Inspector General wants lawmakers to make several key changes to state ethics code – including adding transparency to the use of post-employment waivers and strengthening conflict-of-
  • St. Joseph County rejects joining Toll Road venture
    SOUTH BEND – St. Joseph County is the latest to balk at joining a multicounty consortium trying to lease the Indiana Toll Road.
  • Lottery operator not winning
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier Lottery’s private operator is expected to miss its revenue goals for the second time and pay another penalty, officials told the State Budget Committee on Thursday.
Advertisement

27-year-old gets 81 years in woman’s abduction slaying

BLOOMFIELD, Ind. – A judge has sentenced a southwestern Indiana man to 81 years in prison for the abduction slaying of a 19-year-old woman.

Greene Superior Court Judge Dena Martin told 27-year-old Jordan Buskirk of Jasonville the “community was not safe with “someone like you in it.”

Buskirk’s sentence for murder, conspiracy and criminal confinement charges is the same length as that received earlier this month by another Jasonville man, 26-year-old Randal Crosley, in connection with the June 2013 death of Katelyn Wolfe of Linton.

Buskirk and Crosley both pleaded guilty to killing Wolfe last June and dumping her body in a lake in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest. The body was found five days after Wolfe was last seen in her hometown about 30 miles southeast of Terre Haute.

Advertisement