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Megan Nichols Illinois cold case: Indiana man arrested for murder

Megan Nichols Illinois cold case: Indiana man arrested for murder

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (TCD) —

Authorities arrested an Indiana man Wednesday in the 2014 cold-case murder of Megan Nichols.

An Illinois grand jury indicted Brodey Ian Murbarger on Sept. 25 in the Nichols case, prompting Indiana State Police, Evansville Police and Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies to locate the suspect.

Murbarger was arrested on a murder warrant outside his workplace Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators then served a search warrant at Murbarger’s residence at the Lakewood West apartment complex in Evansville.

Murbarger was held at the Vanderburgh County Jail pending extradition to Illinois.


The Navigator & Journal-Register reports Murbarger lived in Fairfield and had allegedly been dating Nichols at the time of her disappearance.

The Wayne County, Illinois grand jury indicted Murbarger on six separate charges, including three counts of first-degree murder, one count of concealment of a homicidal death, and two counts of home invasion, the Navigator reports.


TRUE CRIME DAILY: Megan Nichols case coverage – TCD


The remains of Megan Nichols, a 15-year-old who went missing in 2014, were positively identified on January 26, 2018, according to the FBI. An FBI spokesman told NBC that Megan’s body “was found in a rural location in Wayne County on December 26, 2017.”

The skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave south of…

Megan Nichols Illinois cold case: Indiana man arrested for murder

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (TCD) — Authorities arrested an Indiana man Wednesday in the 2014 cold-case murder of Megan Nichols. An Illinois grand jury indicted Brodey Ian Murbarger on Sept. 25 in the Nichols case, prompting Indiana State Police, Evansville Police and Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies to locate the suspect.



Megan Nichols Illinois cold case: Indiana man arrested for murder

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