Stepbrother arrested after body of missing handicapped teen was found in southern Indiana home

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Terrance Roach

Update (3/31) – According to WEVV in Evansville, an arrest has been made after the body of Aleah Beckerle was found Monday.

The teen’s step-brother, Terrance Roach, has been arrested after he became an official suspect on Monday.

Roach is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse, kidnapping and criminal confinement.

Police reportedly searched Roach’s home after receiving a tip from the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Original Story:

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The body of a missing wheelchair bound girl has been found in an Evansville home.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office told WEVV that the remains found on South Bedford Ave. Monday were those of 19-year-old Aleah Beckerle.

Officers say say the remains were badly decomposed when they were discovered.

Aleah Beckerle (Photo courtesy of WEVV)

Beckerle has been missing since July 17, 2016, when a Regional Silver Alert was issued. Police said she was severely handicapped and could not walk or communicate effectively.

The investigation into the teen’s death is ongoing. No additional autopsy information has been released at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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