Switzerland County law enforcement officials have announced an arrest in connection with the human remains found on Beatty Ridge last week.
Switzerland County Prosecutor Monica Hensley and the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department said that on Tuesday, July 3rd, law enforcement officers arrested Justin Girdler, 25, of Jefferson County, formerly of Carrollton, Kentucky, at approximately 6 p.m. in Jefferson County. Girdler is being held in the Switzerland County jail.
Hensley said that Girdler is being held on one count of murder; and also on 3 counts of felony obstruction of justice. He is expected to have his initial hearing in Switzerland County Circuit Court later this week.
The investigation is continuing by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department. Hensley said other arrests could be forthcoming as the investigation continues. Anyone having any information on this investigation should contact the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department at (812) 427-3636.