Dustin McCowan was apparently jealous in his rocky relationship with Amanda Bach, 19, of Portage. Police found her body close to railroad tracks, about 300 yards from his home.
19-year-old Amanda Bach was shot and killed two years ago. Now a jury convicted her ex-boyfriend Dustin McCowan of murder.
Valparaiso Police Department Detective David Castellanos later disagreed on the stand with the defense’s contention that Nicholas Prochno, 30, of Wheeler, led police away from investigating abandoned houses and directly to the body.
Police in northwest Indiana want nothing to do with a reward that is being offered in a murder case.
Bond was denied on Wednesday for Dustin McCowan, the man charged with killing 19-year-old Amanda Bach in September.
An ex-boyfriend charged with murdering a Portage woman appeared in bond court today, as prosecutors provided chilling details of the crime.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Amanda Bach, of Portage Ind., over the weekend. Bach’s friends have described the suspect as the woman’s ex-boyfriend.