(Noblesville, IN)--More information has been released into a murder investigation that involves long-time Richmond police officer Terry Hopkins. Hopkins spent 30 years with the department but is now charged with a central Indiana murder. Court documents obtained Monday indicate that the victim’s death likely came from poisonous mushrooms that are usually undetectable after three days. Hopkins is charged along with the victim’s wife. Prosecutors say Hopkins’ DNA was found on the victim’s clothing.
(Connersville, IN)--The man who recently admitted to killing Fayette County’s Denise Pflum way back in 1986 is now reportedly gravely ill. 56-year-old Shawn McClung admitted in July that he killed Pflum, who was a teenager at the time, decades ago. It began one of our area’s more high-profile missing persons cases and unsolved mysteries. A hearing is supposed to take place this coming Monday. But, on Friday, McClung was taken from the Fayette County Jail to Reid Health. By Monday, he had been transferred to a central Indiana hospital.
(Wayne County, IN)--The number of new weekly cases of Covid-19 in Wayne County has dropped for the third consecutive week. According to the Indiana Department of Health, Wayne County has had 42 new cases in the last week. That’s the lowest number of new cases in a week since July 13. It brings Wayne County’s total positive number to 742, which equates to one case for every 89 residents. There were 21 patients in Reid Health’s containment area Tuesday morning. That’s the lowest that number has been in a month.