Missing 19-Year-Old From Portage, Ind., Found Dead

WHEELER, Ind. (CBS) — The body of 19-year-old Portage, Ind. woman who had been missing since early Friday has been found in Porter County, authorities said Saturday.

Amanda Bach’s body was found 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Union Township, not far from where authorities had been searching for her this weekend, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department said.

Bach was last seen at the residence of a male friend early Friday, the department told CBS 2.

Earlier, police said Bach was last seen leaving her home at 10 p.m. Thursday in a gold 1996 Pontiac G6. Sheriff’s police found the car broken down in Wheeler at 3 a.m. Friday, in the parking lot of Dean’s General Store on Indiana 130 and County Road 625W.

“We have reason to believe that foul play was involved with her death and investigators will be working into the night on the investigation,” the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

Authorities extended their condolences to Bach’s family, which earlier in the day held out hope the young woman would be found alive.  

A news conference was being planned for Sunday.

Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire

  • Penelope

    Amanda Bach was last seen leaving her home on Thursday at 10:00 pm. According to the news her car was found around 3:00 am, keys in the ignition, door open.
    The articticle ALSO reads that she was last seen by a male friend FRIDAY MORNING. Sounds like the male friend is lying and knows more than he is saying.Please issue a warrant and search his house, car, etc.
    I pray God mercy will carry them through her parents and sibling at th difficult time.
    I hope the murderer is caught and fries in the electric chair.

  • Taxpayer 2

    My condolence goes out to her family as well. Did Amanda have her cellphone on? Maybe her phone was on, but she was in a no (dead) zone area. If foul play was involved by a stranger, she probably would have called 911 for help.

    Maybe she knew her murderer. Fingerprints should nap the criminal. We are living in a time that people that’s out at night especially should call their love ones to let them know their plans.

    The murder on the north side the other night might could have been avoided. Tell someone when you are leaving any place at night. God bless.

  • Jacob Daniel Kosarko

    There is no such thing as a 1996 Pontiac G6. The G6 Model wasn’t made until about 2003? Now they are in the process of charging her ex-boyfriend Dustin McCowan with her murder.

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