BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A coroner said Saturday that an Indiana University student found dead in a rural area hours before she was reported missing had been fatally beaten in the head with an unknown weapon.
Authorities, meanwhile, were holding a southern Indiana man on a preliminary murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson, of Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb.
Daniel E. Messel, 49, of Bloomington, was arrested Friday in the death of the IU senior, said State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil. Messel was being held at the Brown County Jail.