***UPDATE*** Missing Persons Case Leads to Troopers Finding a Body

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Sgt. Jerry Goodin
Public Information Officer


DATE- July 25, 2018


Missing Persons Case Leads to Troopers Finding a Body

Washington County-On today’s date, an autopsy was performed on the body located in the woods at 7707 East New Cut Road in Little York. The autopsy was unable to make a positive identification of the body. DNA and dental records will now be used in an attempt to positively identify the found body. The autopsy did reveal the preliminary cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. Toxicology test results are pending.

It is unknown how long it will take to get a positive identification of the body.

With the findings of the autopsy this case has now been officially classified as a Murder Case. 

Previous release is below:

Washington County-Yesterday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg in searching for a missing person around the Little York area of Washington County. 

As part of their search for Skyler Naugle, 35, from Washington County, officers visited 7707 East New Cut Road in Little York. As officers began speaking with an occupant of the property they gained enough information to believe Skyler Naugle had been to the property before he went missing. At this point they obtained permission to search the property from an owner and they also obtained a search warrant. 

While searching the property officers located a body in a wooded area near the home. The body was not recognizable enough to prove an identity and an autopsy is planned for Wednesday in Washington County, to determine an identity and cause of death. 

The missing person, Skyler Naugle, is still being looked for. He is a white male, 35 years of age, 5’-7” tall, brown hair and brown eyes, (a photo is attached). There is a good possibility that the found body is that of Skyler Naugle however, until an autopsy is performed and positive identification is made nothing can be determined. 

Skyler Naugle was reported missing this past Saturday, July 21st by family members and was last seen on Monday July 16th in the early morning hours in the Little York area of Washington County. 

This investigation is a death investigation. After the autopsy and a confirmation of the cause of death is made this status could obviously change. 

Anyone with information regarding the missing person Skyler Naugle or the body found is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 812-883-5999. 

The Washington County Coroner’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

This investigation is continuing. 

***Media Note-There will be a press briefing today at 1:30 pm at the Sellersburg State Police Post in the training room about this case.


Sgt. Jerry D, Goodin 

All Subjects are Innocent Until and Unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law


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