Remains of missing Indiana woman found. Boyfriend accused of her murder.

remains of missing woman found boyfriend charged with murder
Source: Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office

Sep. 13 2021, Published 12:48 p.m. ET

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The remains of a missing Indiana woman were found and her boyfriend has been charged with her murder, police said

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On Aug. 26, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office took a missing person’s report for 37-year-old Heather Ann Steuver.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Abner was assigned to the investigation and Abner indicated there were suspicious circumstances around Steuver’s disappearance, authorities said.

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During the investigation, Abner spoke with Steuver’s boyfriend, 38-year-old Patrick Even David Doyle, officials said.

After speaking with Doyle and gathering evidence, Abner initially charged Doyle with possession of child pornography on Sept. 9, police said.

An autopsy was completed on Steuver and it determined she died from blunt force trauma to the head and the manner of death was homicide, officials said.

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Based on information found by Abner and the results of the autopsy report, Doyle was charged with the murder of Steuver, authorities said.

Now, Doyle faces both murder charges, as well as the possession of child pornography, officials said.

Police have not revealed a possible motive for the alleged killing or how they tied Doyle to the case.

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