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

  • Videos show bus drivers how to react in crisis
    School bus drivers can learn how to react if they’re faced with an armed person on their bus thanks to videos from the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
  • Vigo stops teacher-led prayer
    A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they will no longer be allowed lead prayers during school-sponsored events. The decision by the Vigo County School Corp.
  • Ex-officer appeals Allen County convictions
    A former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who was tried last fall in Fort Wayne is appealing his convictions for killing one motorcyclist and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk in his police cruiser in August 2010.
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