Suspect Sought in Connection to Grandmother’s Homicide in Huntington County

Suspect Sought in Connection to Grandmother’s Homicide in Huntington County

Authorities in Huntington County are actively searching for 37-year-old Anthony Castleman, the prime suspect in the murder of his grandmother, Bernice D. Eubank. Eubank, 72, was found dead by Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday at her residence following a welfare check prompted by concerned family members.

During a press briefing, Sheriff Chris Newton reported that Eubank’s body was discovered encased in concrete inside a television cabinet at an illegal dump site near her home. Signs indicated she had been deceased for some time. The investigation by the Huntington County Coroner’s Office, which took place in the 4100 block of East 300 South in Markle, confirmed homicide as the cause of death.

Evidence and a probable cause affidavit suggest a violent scene at Eubank’s property. Her daughter found Eubank’s belongings scattered and a cut-up rug with a missing piece stained with blood. It was after this discovery that the search for Castleman began, who had fled with the victim’s car and was last reported attempting to leave the state.

As detailed in court documents, the cousin’s testimony became pivotal in tracing Castleman’s actions post-crime, including his request for clean-up help and an allusion to imminent prison time. Police have gathered crucial evidence from the scene and the cousin’s account, leading to the identification of the suspect.

The Sheriff’s Office has stressed the importance of public assistance in locating Castleman and warns against approaching him, as he is considered dangerous. Residents with any information are urged to contact Detective Captain Malcolm Jones or Detective Dylan Lagonegro with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Office, or Detective Matt Teusch with the Indiana State Police at 260-356-2520.

Calls for information can also be directed to 911 as the investigation is still active. Sheriff Newton has reassured the public that despite misleading social media posts, the authorities are not currently searching for any vehicles connected to the case. The combined effort of multiple law enforcement agencies continues to work extensively to resolve this case.

Author: CrimeDoor

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