Austin, IN – Three years to the day he went missing, sheriff’s deputies finally found the body of 50-year-old Paul Graupe in the same spot he went missing.
Graupe’s body was found behind a home on Main Street in Austin, the same spot where he was last seen in 2009, reports Wave3.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the suspect in the case, Robert Riley Jr., admitted that the body belongs to Graupe, reports WLKY-TV.
“Riley confirmed that the remains that were found were that of Paul Graupe and that he concealed the remains in the apartment,” said Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain.
The 39-year-old Riley also told authorities that he killed Graupe by stabbing him in the back.
“I just hope he never sees the light of day outside for the rest of his life,” said Graupe’s brother, Hugh Pasley. “That there, if he does get that, he’s getting off easy. I’d like to see the whole damn bunch hanging by the neck myself.”
Pasley also wondered why it took police so long to find Graupe when they knew the location he had last been seen all along. “That is one of the hardest things,” he said. “Besides the fact that he was murdered, but him to be laying for three years. That’s hard to take. It is. Two blocks from his own house.”
The Scott County sheriff’s office has requested four more days to complete their investigation of Graupe’s death. “We did not want to muck this up. It is very important to do it right,” said Sheriff McClain.
Riley will likely be charged with murder on Tuesday.