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#1 Lori Davis

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:36 PM

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Andrew Compton, a Gardiner Point resident, has been missing for a week. He was last seen in the north Bardstown Road area of Louisville early Friday morning. The University has been working in conjunction with the parents and the Louisville Metro Police Department to try to locate Andrew.

If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact LMPD at 502-574-2111.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:37 PM

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Online dating website may be a clue to missing Sullivan University student

by Anna Prendergast
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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 5:09 PM
Updated 11/06/2010 at 4:38 PM

(WHAS11) – WHAS11 is learning more about the missing Sullivan University student.

18-year-old Andrew Compton’s parents say he would meet people on the Internet and think this could have played a role in his disappearance.

Compton was last seen near Lucia Street off Bardstown Road in the highlands last Thursday.

“That he's dead, that's my first instinct because he's never done anything like this before,” Angela Compton, the victim’s mother, said.

John and Angela Compton say all the clues into their son Andrew’s disappearance are troubling.
           
The 18-years-old's dorm room at Sullivan University is un-touched,  his bank account un-touched, his cell phone is dead and going straight to voice-mail.

According to his cell phone records the last call he made was last Thursday to his mom right before he vanished.

“He's never been gone more than two or three hours at a time,” Angela Compton said.

Andrew Compton's family lives in Carmel, Ind. But now they're staying in a hotel room in Louisville while they search for Andrew, but they aren't only searching the streets.

They got into Andrews e-mail accounts where they got access to a dating Web site Andrew used. On his e-mail accounts they found Andrew hat talked to a man two days before he disappeared.
           
In the email accounts they found this:

The man says, “Ok ill pick you up Thursday at 9 p.m.”.
           
Andrew says, “Cool, thanks.”
           
The man replies “See ya then.”

“On surveillance video Andrew is seen leaving the dorm at 9 p.m.,” Angela Compton said, “A few seconds later a white car drives out that came to pick him up.”

The Comptons turned all of this over to LMPD including the name and number of the man who Andrew chatted with. Police say they went to question the man but he has not been charged.

The Comptons worry their son is being kept against his will and being harmed.           

If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact LMPD at 502-574-2111.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:39 PM

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Indiana family concerned about son missing from Louisville university
By Chris Quay • November 5, 2010

Andrew Compton never went more than a day without talking to his parents.

So when his parents, who live in Carmel, Ind., hadn’t heard from the 18-year-old Sullivan University freshman they started to worry.

But after his roommate told them that Andrew hadn’t checked in with any of his friends for a couple of days, they became certain something was wrong.

Andrew has been missing since Oct. 28. He was last seen in the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue near Bardstown Road in front of an acquaintance’s home, his father, John Compton said.

Compton filed a missing persons report with the Carmel Police Department last Saturday. The Carmel police subsequently contacted Louisville Metro Police to check into Andrew’s disappearance.

A Louisville police spokesman confirmed that the Crimes Against Children Unit was investigating the matter. But, police cannot definitively say whether they suspect foul play because of a lack of evidence, said Dwight Mitchell, a department spokesman.

Mitchell said he could not provide details about the ongoing investigation and Lt. Charlie Harting with Carmel Police — who took the missing persons report from Andrew’s father — deferred comment to Louisville police because Andrew disappeared in Louisville.

Andrew graduated from Carmel High School in May and was attending Sullivan’s culinary program with aspirations of becoming a chef, because “he loved pastries and finer foods,” according to his mother Angela.

John Compton said police told him that they have questioned a person who Andrew met online and who allegedly picked up the teen from his dorm the day he disappeared.

Police have not released that person’s name nor has the person been charged, Mitchell said.

The family believes Andrew also had one previous encounter with the person prior to Oct. 27, according to Andrew’s personal e-mails they have read.

His mother said dorm video security footage she has seen shows Andrew leaving without carrying anything or having a backpack or suitcase or anything that would indicate he planned on not returning to the dorm that same evening.

She described her son as “very quiet” and “very reserved” and someone who might be easily overpowered. He is described as being 5-foot-8 and weighs 125 pounds.

He was wearing a gray hoodie, blue/gray v-neck shirt with designs on it, light khaki–colored shorts, white socks and a brown belt, according to a flier the family prepared.

Anyone with information should call the Louisville anonymous crime tip line at 502-574-LMPD or Carmel Police at (317) 571-2500.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:51 AM

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Searching for missing Carmel teen in KY
Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 12:07 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 12:07 AM EDT

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WISH) - A Carmel couple is in Louisville, Kentucky desperately searching for their missing son.

According to the 18 year old's phone records his last phone call was to his mother on Thursday, October 28th. And now, Carmel Police are working with Louisville Metro Police to find Andrew Compton.

John and Angela Compaton are leading their own search on Louisville streets. They want to find their son 18 year old Andrew Compton who was last seen leaving his Sullivan University dorm in Louisville October 28th at about 9:00pm.

24-Hour News 8 spoke to John and Angela on the phone. They were in a Louisville hotel room waiting for word from authorities.

"We certainly fear that but think the circumstances under which he disappeared are quite suspicious. And he just left with the clothes on his back his cell phone his wallet his mp3 player and he had shorts on." said Angela Compton.

John Compton added, "He didn't take his backpack didn't take his laptop."

The suspicious circumstances Angela referred to was email correspondence with a 40 year old man who Andrew met online. The same man seen in school surveillance video picking up Andrew the last time the teen was seen on campus. Louisville Metro police questioned the man.

"The individual says yeah I picked him up I brought him to my house but I got too inebriated to drive him home and he left late." said John Compton.

While police have questioned the man who was last seen with Andrew Compton they have not arrested him or released his name as a person of interest in the case. Meantime, the Compton family remains in Louisville where they are searching for Andrew in the area he was last seen.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:53 AM

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Posted: Nov 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT
Updated: Nov 07, 2010 12:51 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The parents of a central Indiana teenager who moved to Louisville to attend Sullivan University have reported him missing and are in town trying to find out where he is. Angela and John Compton said the last time they spoke with their 18-year-old son, Andrew, was on Oct. 28.

"His mood was good. And he seemed happy. He was talking about a pumpkin carving contest he finished up. So, you know, I expected to talk to him the next day," Angela Compton said.

After not hearing from Andrew, his parents drove to Louisville from Carmel, IN on Halloween to search for answers. According to them, Andrew was seen last seen near Bardstown Road and Lucia Avenue. That's the location where the Comptons spent most of their time handing out flyers on Nov. 6.

"We're trying to get the word out as much as we can," said Angela Compton. "We're just extremely worried. I mean, it's been over a week. Something is wrong. I just I know it is."

The Compton family became even more concerned after they found an email with a conversation between Andrew and a man dated Oct. 26, two days before Andrew was last seen. Phrases were written in the email like: "ok I'll pick you up Thursday at 9 p.m.", "cool, thanks", "see ya then", and "ok, cool, see you then."

His parents said Andrew was caught on surveillance video that Thursday night getting into a white car around 9 p.m. Angela Compton said she warned her son about meeting people online. She also said it wasn't the first time Andrew has meet a stranger online.

"I've broken down many times. I can't believe this is happening," said Angela Compton. "To go running around for a week in a city he doesn't even know, it doesn't make any sense."

Alicia Smiley, a Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, said they have spoken with the man from the email and he has not been named a suspect in Andrew's disappearance, but LMPD is continuing to investigate.

According to his parents, Andrew Compton was wearing a gray Aeropostale sweatshirt with a hood, a blue/gray v-neck shirt with a graphic design on it, light khaki shorts, white socks, and a brown belt. If anyone has any information about Andrew Compton, they should call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:13 PM

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Carmel parents in frantic search for missing son in Louisville
John and Angela Compton are going door-to-door and handing out "missing person" fliers, hoping somebody in Louisville has seen their son Andrew.


By Zach Myers
4:21 a.m. EST, November 7, 2010

Louisville — "We've had some people call in, either from the fliers we're putting up or from the Facebook event and say they've seen him," John Compton said.  "But we've followed up on almost all of them and none of them really seem to pan out."

Andrew Compton graduated from Carmel High School and has been attending Culinary School at Sullivan University.  But he's been missing since the Thursday before Halloween.  The last time Angela Compton spoke to her son, she says everything seemed fine.  But later that night, the Comptons and Louisville Police believe Andrew left his dorm room to go with a 40-year old man he had met on the internet.

Security footage at the dorm showed Andrew being picked up by the man.  But Andrew left without his backpack or laptop and wearing shorts, possibly indicating that he didn't expect to be gone long.  Angela Compton says meeting with somebody from the internet is something Andrew has done before.  It happened once after Andrew had turned 18, but was still in high school.  "So, you know we had, definitely a huge discussion about it.  And, you know, restricted his use of the car and all of that.  But apparently he didn't stop," she said.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:40 AM

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Carmel grad attending college in Kentucky is reported missing


Nov 8, 2010  |  Written by Chris Quay

Andrew Compton never went more than a day without talking to his parents.

So when his parents, who live in Carmel, hadn't heard from the 18-year-old Carmel High School graduate, they began to worry.

But after his roommate at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., told them that Andrew, a freshman, hadn't checked in with friends for a couple of days, they were certain something was wrong, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported this weekend.

Andrew has been missing since Oct. 28. He was last seen in front of an acquaintance's home, said his father, John Compton.

Compton filed a missing person's report with the Carmel Police Department on Oct. 30. Carmel police then contacted Louisville Metro Police.

Police cannot definitively say they suspect foul play, said Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville police spokesman, adding that he could not release details.

Compton was attending Sullivan's culinary program to become a chef.

John Compton said police told him they have questioned a person whom his son met online and who allegedly picked up the teen from his dorm the day he disappeared.

His mother, Angela, said dorm video security footage shows Compton leaving without carrying anything that would indicate he planned not to return.

He is 5-foot-8 and 125 pounds.

He was wearing a gray hoodie, blue/gray v-neck shirt with designs on it, khaki-colored shorts, white socks and a brown belt, according to a flier the family prepared.

Anyone with information should call the Louisville anonymous crime tip line at (502) 574-LMPD or Carmel police at (317) 571-2500.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:58 AM

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Carmel Teen's Disappearance Baffles Parents, Police
Man Missing Since Oct. 28


POSTED: 8:02 am EST November 8, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The parents of an 18-year-old man from Carmel who moved to Kentucky to attend college are desperate for answers after the teen's disappearance.

Andrew Compton, 18, has been missing since Oct. 28. His parents, Angela and John Compton, went to Louisville to hand out flyers over the weekend in hopes of generating new leads in the case.

The man's mother said she spoke to him on the phone last week, just before his disappearance.

"His mood was good, seemed happy," Angela Compton said. "He was telling me about a pumpkin carving contest he just finished off. So, I expected to talk to him the next day."

Investigators have focused on an e-mail mystery in the case involving a conversation between Andrew and a man.

The e-mail indicated there was an arrangement for the man to pick up Andrew on the day he disappeared. His mother said it wasn't the first time Andrew met a stranger he had befriended online.

Authorities in Louisville said they spoke with the man in the e-mail and that he is not considered a suspect.

"He's dead, that's my first instinct, because he's never done anything like this before," Angela Compton told WHAS-TV. "He's never been gone more than two or three hours at a time."

The Comptons are staying in Louisville as the investigation continues. They told WHAS their son's dorm room at Sullivan University and bank account haven't been touched and that his cell phone is dead.

Compton is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 06:22 AM

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Missing Carmel 18-year-old had met an online friend in person before

Carmel 18-year-old had met an online friend in person once before

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The parents of an 18-year-old Carmel man missing for more than a week had warned their son last year about the dangers of meeting strangers through online contacts.

Andrew Compton, a freshman culinary-arts student at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., was last seen Oct. 28.

Police said he was planning to meet in person with a 40-year-old man he had contacted online.

Although police consider Compton's disappearance suspicious, Louisville Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said Monday there's no evidence anything sinister has happened.

Police are referring to the 40-year-old man, who picked up Compton at his dorm the last day he was seen, as a "person of interest," with whom they are still talking.

Mitchell said police have examined Compton's computer but found no other conversations or scheduled meetings with any other online friends. He wouldn't detail conversations police have had with the man who picked Compton up; police aren't releasing his name because he hasn't been charged.

However, Derek Compton, Andrew's older brother who is a student at Indiana University, said police told the family that the man didn't have a criminal record.

Derek Compton said Andrew, a 2010 Carmel High graduate, was very shy and preferred interacting with new people online.

He said Andrew was close to his family but kept his Internet activities a secret.

"He loved sitting home, watching TV and eating desserts," Derek said about his brother.

"The only time he'd leave home was to go to the store to get more junk food, so this is completely out of the ordinary. . . . He was an introvert. He liked the anonymity of the Internet to meet people, so he could think through what he wanted to say."

Andrew had met an online friend in person last year, causing his parents to give him a stern warning about personal safety, Derek added.

When last seen, Andrew Compton was wearing a gray Aeropostale hoodie sweatshirt, blue-gray V-neck shirt, khaki-colored shorts, white socks and a brown belt, according to a flier from the family. It also said he is 5-foot-8 and 125 pounds.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 06:24 AM

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Carmel couple search for son missing in Louisville

Updated: Nov 08, 2010 4:05 PM EST /Jeremy Brilliant/Eyewitness News

Louisville - It's been more than ten days since a Carmel couple has heard from their 18-year-old son. Andrew Compton disappeared from Louisville, where he attends culinary school.

The Comptons say Andrew is usually in daily contact with them. When he didn't call or email for two days they were concerned, and after three days they became worried something happened. They made the trip to Louisville and started posting fliers and trying to anything to find their son.

John and Angela Compton are on a mission, walking the streets of Louisville searching for clues and looking for answers.

Andrew Compton, a 2010 Carmel High School graduate, was last seen October 28th.

"It's just so unprecedented and it doesn't feel right that I'm just really afraid that something's happened to him," she said.

Andrew attends culinary school at Sullivan University. Surveillance video shows him leaving the lobby of his dormitory and heading outside.

"Unfortunately he didn't heed my advice and others advice that if you're going to insist on meeting someone in person who you met online, you have to meet in a public place. You have to tell someone where you're going," said Andrew's father.

Andrew did neither. In an email his family found, the 18-year-old planned to meet a 40-year-old man at 9:00 pm on October 28th. The surveillance video shows him leaving just before 9:00 pm.

The man drove Andrew to his apartment in the Highlands, a part of Louisville known for its nightlife. It's popular among college students. What happened from this point on remains a mystery.

"Apparently he was the last person to see him, so that's why he's a person of interest. He might be able to give us some insight on what his next place he was going, if they had a conversation or something like that. So he remains a person of interest. Now if you're asking me if he's a suspect, I can't say that at this point," said Dwight Mitchell, Louisville Metro Police Department.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:15 AM

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Louisville man charged with killing missing Carmel student
Carmel 18-year-old had met an online friend in person once before


11:55 AM, Nov 9, 2010  | 


Louisville Metro Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of an 18-year-old Sullivan University student from Carmel, Ind., who has been missing since Oct. 28.

Andrew Compton, a 2010 graduate of Carmel High School, was reported missing after his roommate informed his parents that he hadn’t been seen by his friends for a couple of days. He was last seen in the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue near Bardstown Road.

About 1:30 a.m. today, police arrested Gregory O’Bryan, preliminarily charging him with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

According to the arrest slip, O’Bryan was linked to Compton when police found that he’d had e-mail exchanges with him before his disappearance.

When detectives originally interviewed O’Bryan, he told police that he’d picked up Compton, bought alcohol and the pair went to O’Bryan’s apartment to have sex and then Compton left on foot, according to the arrest citation.

Monday, police executed a search warrant at O’Bryan’s home and O’Bryan admitted to police that Compton died during sex, according to the citation. O’Bryan also allegedly admitted to disposing of the body to conceal Compton’s death.

No other information was immediately available.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:16 AM

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Louisville police arrest man for murdering Carmel teen

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Story posted 2010.11.09 at 12:03 PM EST

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Louisville--

Louisville police have made an arrest in the case of the missing Carmel teenager, 18-year-old Andrew Compton.

According to a police report, 40-year-old Gregory M. O'Bryan has been arrested for Compton's murder. Police say O'Bryan murdered the Sullivan University student and abused his corpse. Police say the two met online.

Compton had been missing since October 28th.

O'Bryan was initially a person of interest in the case. He first told police on 10/28/10 that he picked up Compton, bought him alcohol and then took him back to his apartment where the two had sex. O'Bryan told police Compton left on foot afterwards.

His story changed after police executed a search warrant on O'Bryan's apartment. The suspect then admitted to police that Compton had died during sex.  O'Bryan also admitted to having sex with Compton's body after he was dead then got rid of the body and other evidence.

Carmel Clay Schools released the following statement Tuesday following news of Compton's murder:

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of our fellow Greyhounds, Andrew Compton, a 2010 graduate of Carmel High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of great loss. Andrew spoke frequently with his teachers about his passion for the culinary arts. He will be missed by all who knew him." - John Williams, Carmel High School Principal.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:17 AM

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ARREST: Man charged with murder of missing student


Posted: Nov 09, 2010 8:21 AM CST Updated: Nov 09, 2010 11:11 AM CST


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man they say murdered a missing boy, then abused his corpse.  That's as an Indianapolis TV station reports that police are searching a landfill in Jackson County, Indiana, hoping to find the victim's remains.

The story of Andrew Compton's disappearance broke a few days ago. The 18-year-old Sullivan University student had not been seen since Oct. 28th. His parents believed a 40-year-old man he met online may have had something to do with his disappearance.

Fox 41 News has learned that police have since arrested 40-year-old Gregory M. O'Bryan in connection with Compton's disappearance. O'Bryan has been charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

According to an arrest report obtained by Fox 41 News, Compton was reported missing on Oct. 30. The family discovered  that he had communicated with O'Bryan via e-mail just prior to his disappearance.

When police first interviewed O'Bryan, he told them that he had met with Compton on Oct. 28. He said the two of them purchased alcohol and he took Compton back to his apartment where they had sexual relations. At that point, O'Bryan told police, Compton left on foot and he didn't see him again.

On Monday, Nov. 1, according to the arrest report, police executed a search warrant on OBryan's apartment in the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue. The arrest report does not explain why the search warrant was executed, nor what was found there.

What it does say is that O'Bryan changed his story. He told police that Compton died during their sexual relations on Oct. 28 and that he continued having sex with Compton after he was dead.

Police say O'Bryan "admitted to disposing of the victim's body and other evidence in order to conceal his death."

The arrest represents a tragic end to several days' of searching for the whereabouts of Andrew Compton.

His parents told Fox 41 News Sunday that they made a habit of talking to Andrew by phone almost everyday.

"It is on my mind every second, waking up, going to bed, middle of the night. It's very intense, very traumatic for us," Angela Compton said Sunday during an interview with Fox 41 News.

The 18-year old freshman from Carmel, Indiana was enrolled in Sullivan University's culinary program. His parents left Indiana last week after becoming concerned about his safety. He hadn't returned to his dorm and his bank account remained untouched.

"Our fear is that he is being held against his will or that he is being harmed," said John Compton, his father, on Sunday.

John Compton had told Fox 41 that surveillance footage from Sullivan University shows his son was picked up from his dorm around 9 p.m. Oct. 28th.

"It's been very frustrating, very trying," said John Compton on Sunday.

Angela Compton says there were no indications in the emails exchanged on what her son and this man were planning to do.

Compton's parents say they have warned their son before about meeting people online.

"Last spring, we knew he met someone online," said Angela Compton. "We just a had discussion with him about the safety issues surrounding that. But obviously, he didn't stop. I hope it didn't cost him his life."

The Comptons had also tried to cast a wider net by posting information online at Facebook and a separate Web page.

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Updated: Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010, 11:57 AM EST
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    * By: Hyacinth Williams

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Louisville Police tell 24-Hour News 8 a man has been arrested and charged with murder in the disappearance of 18-year-old Carmel High School graduate Andrew Compton.

Greg O’Bryan, 40, faces charges of murder, abuse of a corpse: sexual intercourse and tampering with physical evidence.

Chopper 8 video shows police searching a Jackson County, Ind. landfill with a canine team in hopes of locating Compton's remains.

Compton was last seen leaving his Sullivan University dorm on October 28. His family contacted police a week later when they still hadn’t heard from him.

His family temporarily moved to Louisville to work with police and conduct their own search to help find their son.

On Monday, Andrew’s brother told 24-Hour News 8 he checked his brother’s e-mail and learned he met someone online.

Police say the person he met online was the last person to see him. They questioned O’Bryan, who was termed a “person of interest” at the time. He told officers the two had a sexual encounter and Compton left his apartment on foot.

According to a police report obtained by 24-Hour News 8, O’Bryan told officers Compton died during their encounter.

O’Bryan is being held on $1,000,000 bond.

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Andrew Compton, the 18-year-old Sullivan University Student missing for nearly two weeks, is dead and a Louisville man is charged with his murder, according to a police report. 

The report says the accused man told police that Compton died during a sex act.

Andrew Compton disappeared on October 29.  His parents say a search of Compton's computer revealed e-mails that indicated that just prior to his disappearance, Compton had arranged to meet a man he met on the Internet near Lucia Avenue in the Highlands.

At 1:30am Tuesday, Metro Police arrested Gregory M. O'Bryan, 40, (pictured to the right) at his residence at 1606 Lucia Avenue.  According to the report, O'Bryan admitted to detectives that he also had sex with Compton's body after he had died, and that O'Bryan disposed of the body and other evidence in order to conceal his death.

O'Bryan is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.  Police say they executed a search warrant on Monday at O'Bryan's apartment.

It is not clear whether police had discovered Compton's body.

According to the police report, O'Bryan originally told police he picked up Compton on October 28, bought alcohol, and took Compton to his apartment.  Police say O'Bryan originally stated that after the two men had sex that Compton had left on foot.

Compton's family had planned to bring in a K9 unit to help search for him.  Louisville Metro Police had said they had questioned the man from the Internet, but had not named any suspects. 

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Man charged with murder of missing college student

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Police have charged a Kentucky man with murder in the disappearance of an 18-year-old college student from Indiana.

Louisville Metro Police say 40-year-old Gregory O'Bryan was arrested early Tuesday and charged in the death of Andrew Compton of Carmel, Ind. Compton was a culinary student at Sullivan University in Louisville who was last seen Oct. 28.

Police say a search of Compton's computer found e-mails between him and O'Bryan.

O'Bryan originally told detectives that he met Compton on Oct. 28, and the younger man left his apartment on foot after the two had sex.

WLKY-TV cites arrest records in reporting that O'Bryan told officers Compton died during sex and he disposed of the body.

O'Bryan is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A man was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in the death of an 18-year-old college student from Carmel.

Greg O'Bryan, 40, was arrested in Louisville, less than two weeks after the disappearance of Andrew Compton.

Police said that O'Bryan originally told investigators that he had met Compton on Oct. 28, bought alcohol for him and had sex with him before Compton left his home.

After further questioning, O'Bryan told police that Compton died during sex and that he had sex with the victim again after his death, investigators said.

According to a police report, O'Bryan also admitted that he disposed of Compton's body and other evidence in an effort to hide his death.

Investigators were searching Tuesday for Compton's remains, poring through landfills in Kentucky and in Jackson County, in southern Indiana.

Louisville police said Compton's family found that O'Bryan had been in contact with the victim before his disappearance through e-mail and forwarded that information to investigators.

Andrew Compton had been missing since Oct. 28.

The e-mail indicated there was an arrangement O'Bryan to pick up Compton on the day he disappeared. His mother said it wasn't the first time Compton met a stranger he had befriended online.

Compton was attending college at Sullivan University. His parents had gone to Louisville this week to hand out fliers in hopes of generating new leads in the case.

Police originally said the man referenced in the e-mail was not considered a suspect in Compton's disappearance.

Carmel Clay School released a statement late Tuesday morning concerning Compton's death.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of great loss. Andrew spoke frequently with his teachers about his passion for the culinary arts. He will be missed by all who knew him," read part of the statement from John Williams, Carmel High School principal.

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Police search Indiana landfill for body of missing Sullivan University student

By Jessie Halladay and Chris Quay • The Courier-Journal • November 9, 2010

Louisville Metro Police are searching a landfill in Medora, Ind., in connection with a murder investigaton involving missing 18-year-old Sullivan University student Andrew Compton.

A spokesman for the Rumpke of Indiana Landfill, located just west of Brownstown off Ind. 50, confirmed that Louisville Metro Police were on scene Tuesday afternoon and were “sorting through garbage” and excavating a particular area of the site.

A police spokeswoman declined to comment about the search.

Early Tuesday, police arrested Gregory O’Bryan, 40, of the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue, and charged him with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Compton, of Carmel, Ind., has been missing since Oct. 28.

He was reported missing after his roommate informed his parents that he hadn’t been seen by his friends for a couple of days. He was last seen near O’Bryan’s apartment, which is near Bardstown Road.

O’Bryan was arrested about 1:30 a.m.

According to the arrest slip, O’Bryan was linked to Compton when police found that he’d had e-mail exchanges with him before his disappearance.

When detectives originally interviewed O’Bryan, he told police that he’d picked up Compton, bought alcohol and the pair went to O’Bryan’s apartment to have sex and then Compton left on foot, according to the arrest citation.

On Monday, police executed a search warrant at O’Bryan’s home and O’Bryan admitted to police that Compton died during sex, according to the citation. O’Bryan also allegedly admitted to disposing of the body to conceal Compton’s death.

Compton graduated from Carmel High School in May and was attending Sullivan’s culinary school.

His mother Angela Compton, previously told a Courier-Journal reporter that Andrew loved finer foods and pastries. His parents declined to comment after O’Bryan’s arrest.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of our fellow Greyhounds,” Carmel High School principal John Williams said in an e-mail. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of great loss.”

Williams said Andrew spoke frequently with his teachers about his passion for the culinary arts. “He will be missed by all who knew him,” he added.

Sullivan Chancellor A.R. Sullivan said in a phone interview that he met Compton on a couple of occasions and called him “very shy” and a quiet individual.

“This is a tragedy beyond all tragedies,” Sullivan said in a phone interview. He said word about the arrest was still making its way around campus late Tuesday morning.

“We’re just trying to figure out where to go from here,” he said.

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Man Killed College Student From Carmel, Police Say
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Crews searched through landfills in Indiana and Kentucky on Tuesday in search of the body of a college student from Carmel who was slain in Louisville.

Andrew Compton, 18, had been missing since Oct. 28. Louisville police arrested Greg O'Bryan, 40, on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence after he told investigators that Compton died as they had sex.

Police said that O'Bryan originally told investigators that he had met Compton on the day he was last heard from, bought alcohol for him and had sex with him before Compton left his home on foot.

After further questioning, O'Bryan told police that Compton died during sex and that he continued having sex with the victim after his death, investigators said.

According to a police report, O'Bryan told police that he disposed of Compton's body and other evidence in an outdoor trash bin in an effort to conceal his death.

Investigators searched for Compton's remains, sifting through landfills in Kentucky and in Jackson County, in southern Indiana.

Louisville police said Compton's family found that O'Bryan had been in contact with the victim before his disappearance through e-mail and forwarded that information to investigators.

The e-mail indicated that O'Bryan had arranged with Compton to pick him up on the day he disappeared. Compton's mother told authorities that it wasn't the first time her son met a stranger he had befriended online.

Compton was attending college at Sullivan University. His parents had gone to Louisville earlier this week to hand out fliers in hopes of generating new leads in the case.

Police originally said the man referenced in the e-mail was not considered a suspect in Compton's disappearance.

Carmel Clay School released a statement late Tuesday morning concerning Compton's death.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of great loss. Andrew spoke frequently with his teachers about his passion for the culinary arts. He will be missed by all who knew him," read part of the statement from John Williams, Carmel High School principal.

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Meeting someone online carries risks, police warn


By Jessie Halladay • November 9, 2010


Online dating sites, Internet chat rooms and social media sites have become a common way for people to meet.

But police warn that though it may seem like an easy way to connect, it also carries great risks, especially because the nature of the Internet lends itself to anonymity and false information.

“You’ve got a lot of people that you can’t trust,” said Detective Dan Jackman of Louisville Metro Police, a specialist in Internet predators. “You don’t really know what you’re going to get.”

While Sullivan University student Andrew Compton’s death after meeting up with a man he met on an online dating site may be an extreme example of the risks of Internet dating, police said it should be a reminder that caution is important.

Police cannot say how Compton died, but they have charged Gregory M. O’Bryan with his death. Lt. Vince Robison, an assistant police chief, said Compton and O’Bryan met on an online dating site.

Jackman said there are several things a person can do to mitigate risk when using the Internet to meet people.

“You don’t go meet somebody that you just met on the Internet,” Jackman said, adding that if you do, it should be in a very public place.

He also warned that people should make sure to tell someone about the person they are meeting and where. He advised getting as much information about the person as possible to convey, so that if foul play occurs, there will be someplace for investigators to start looking.

Lt. Tom Dreher said police “advocate a minimalist approach” when it comes to posting personal information on websites, including limiting details about where you live or work or what you drive.

And Dreher warned people to be skeptical about what they are reading about someone.

“Unfortunately with the Internet, there’s a great deal of anonymity involved,” Dreher said. “Just because you read someone’s profile, you shouldn’t necessarily take the information at face value.”

Jackman’s advice: “Exercise common sense.”

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  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As the search for Andrew Compton’s body continues, new information has come to light about the man who has been charged with his murder. The investigation is ongoing and many of the details have not yet been released, but the arrest report indicates that Greg O'Bryan, who lives in an apartment building on Lucia Avenue, met Compton online, supplied him with alcohol and allegedly killed him during sex.

  The search wound through the Highlands for days, friends and family members searching for the former Sullivan University student who went to meet a man he met through an online dating site.  He never returned to his dorm and no one ever heard from him again.

  Police searched the Lucia Avenue apartment and Greg O'Bryan, the occupant, was eventually charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.  Police say O’Bryan is the man Compton met on October 28.  On his arrest slip, it indicates that O'Bryan gave Compton alcohol and that Compton died during sex.  He also admitted to disposing of the victim's body after abusing it.

  Most neighbors were shocked, especially after learning that the body may have been disposed of in a nearby dumpster. Before learning of the meeting from Compton's relatives, who found evidence on Andrew's computer, police said O' Bryan was not even on their radar. His only other brushes with the law happened when he was charged with robbing a business in 1994, and when he was arrested for public intoxication and receiving a stolen vehicle in 1998.

  O’Bryan’s past and present neighbors talked to WHAS11 about a man they called described as an unemployed loner who kept a relatively low profile, but at least one neighbor says there were troubling signs that something was wrong in apartment number 4.

  At 220 pounds, O’Bryan is nearly twice as big as his alleged victim and more than twice as old.  A neighbor who doesn’t want to identified said “He really seems like sort of a shy, scared type of guy.” The neighbor lived beside O'Bryan for more than 5 years in an apartment building on Kenilworth Place.

  He said O'Bryan didn't work, liked to play videogames and often had company. “I know he did have some male visitors  from time to time,” said the neighbor.

  Current neighbor Bryan Garrett says that continued when O'Bryan recently moved into his current apartment, where the alleged murder occurred.

  “He had a lot of little boys going in there and stuff,” said Garrett.

  “Did any of them look like they were under 18?” asked Adam Walser.

  “All of them. All of them,” said Garrett.

  WHAS11 went to O'Bryan's mother's home Tuesday, but she wasn't there.  The O'Bryan family later issued a statement saying "Our sincere thoughts go out to the Compton family."

  O'Bryan is being held without bond.  He'll be arraigned on the felony charges Wednesday morning.

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Louisville police search Indiana landfill for body of missing Sullivan student


The search for a missing Sullivan University student turned Tuesday to an Indiana landfill, after Louisville police said a Highlands-area resident told them that the student died while they were having sex and he dumped the body in a garbage bin.

Gregory M. O'Bryan, 40, of the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse in the disappearance of Andrew Compton, 18.

Compton, of Carmel, Ind., was last seen Oct. 28 in the same block where O'Bryan lives, police said. He was reported missing two days later after his parents were told by his roommate that he hadn't checked in for a couple of days, police said.

Police initially questioned O'Bryan after determining that he'd exchanged e-mails with Compton, whom he met through an online dating service.
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In that initial interview, O'Bryan said he'd picked up Compton at Sullivan's Gardiner Point Residence Hall, bought alcohol and had sex with him at his apartment before Compton left, according to O'Bryan's arrest citation.

But when police questioned O'Bryan a second time, he allegedly admitted that Compton had died while they were having sex, according to the arrest report. He said he then had sex with the corpse.

O'Bryan also told police he dumped the body in a garbage bin near his apartment, said Lt. Vince Robison, an assistant police chief.

“I don't know whether he's telling the truth or not,” Robison said of O'Bryan.

Police believe the garbage bin's contents would have been taken to the Rumpke of Indiana Landfill in Medora, just west of Brownstown off Ind. 50.

Investigators spent Tuesday until nightfall searching portions of the landfill, Robison said. The search was expected to continue Wednesday with the addition of more than 50 police recruits, a police spokesman said.

Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones, who also oversees cadaver dog searches, was assisting in the search, according to the coroner's office.

Robison could not elaborate on details about how Compton died, pending the investigation. He said the medical examiner would determine an official cause of death.

O'Bryan is being held at Metro Corrections on a $1 million bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Before Monday, O'Bryan had never been charged with so much as a traffic violation, according to Jefferson County court records.

His neighbors said he never seemed to leave his apartment across from Bloom Elementary and sometimes would play the same technobeat music on his stereo for hours on end.

Richard Moss, a neighbor, said that during grill-outs behind the apartment building, O'Bryan would brag about his conquests of men half his age..

Neighbors Phillip Maskey and Steve Vogt, who are roommates, said they saw a several young men coming and going at O'Bryan's apartment.

They never contacted police because the young men looked old enough to consent, Vogt said.

“It made us a little uncomfortable,” Vogt said.

Moss said he complained to the landlord about the music, but the landlord told him to call the police.
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Compton had graduated from Carmel High School in May and was attending Sullivan University's culinary school because he had a love of pastries and finer foods, his mother Angela Compton told a Courier-Journal reporter before O'Bryan's arrest.

His family declined to comment Monday after O'Bryan's arrest.

Carmel High School principal John Williams said in an e-mail that the school was saddened to hear of his death. . “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of great loss,” he said.

Williams said Andrew spoke frequently with his teachers about his passion for the culinary arts.

“He will be missed by all who knew him,” he added.

Chris Wilner, 18, of Carmel, said Compton was shy and had difficulty making new friends, preferring to stick close to people with whom he felt comfortable.

“People who knew him were concerned when none of his friends went to Sullivan with him,” Wilner said. “I was shocked when I found out. Andrew was so smart; I never thought he would make a mistake like that.”

Compton's brother, Derek, has said that Andrew was shy and preferred interacting with new people online, though he rarely talked about it with his family.

Sullivan Chancellor A.R. Sullivan said in a phone interview that he had met Compton a couple of times.

“He was a quiet and thoughtful person who had many friends both on campus and the Gardiner Point Residence Hall, where he made a significant positive impact on the resident community.” Sullivan said.

“This is a tragedy beyond all tragedies,” Sullivan said.

He said Sullivan will provide grief counseling to students who might need it.

A Facebook page set up to help spread the word about the search for Compton was filled with condolence messages Tuesday — both from people who had known him and strangers who had been hoping he would be found alive.

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Ky. students remember dead Carmel teen

Updated: Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010, 11:47 PM EST
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    * By: Daniel Miller

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WISH) - About a hundred people paid tribute Tuesday night to the Camel teen that went missing from Louisville, Ky.-based Sullivan University nearly two weeks ago.

Tuesday morning, Louisville Police said the man he met online confessed to having sex with him and dumping his body.

Although Andrew Compton had only been a student at Sullivan University for a month, he made many friends. Tuesday night some of them remembered him not for the way he died, but the person he was.

Outside Gardiner Point Residence Hall in Louisville, Sullivan University students and staff gathered to remember 18-year-old Andrew Compton. His family also attended. They showed up with candles; some even shed tears for a fellow son, brother and friend.
“Words will not express the loss when you’re put in a situation where no one wants to be,” said Sullivan University Chancellor A.J. Sullivan.

Compton was a freshman, culinary student at the private university and lived at Gardiner Point Residence Hall. It’s the same place where he was last seen alive. Tuesday morning, many at the university learned he won’t be coming back.

“I want you all to remember him as a great person,” said Compton’s friend Jenae.

On Oct. 28, Compton was last seen leaving his dorm room. Surveillance video showed him walking out of the building before 9 p.m. News of Compton’s tragic death has shaken the private university.

“I went out with his family and helped pass out flyers and try to keep things updated and kept trying to be optimistic. Andrew was an amazing person and an awesome friend,” Jenae said.

As “Amazing Grace” played in the background, they all lifted their candles in the air. They said goodbye to a short life lived, a dear friend gone.

“We want to thank everyone for all of their thoughts, prayers and support in this very difficult time. We hope and pray Andrew will be found soon,” said Shane Vance, Andrew’s cousin.

Sullivan University’s chancellor said addressing the students tonight about the death of Andrew Compton was one of the hardest things he’s had to do. He told the students life is precious and when they head home for Thanksgiving break, hold on to their parents and be thankful.

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Hundreds gather in Louisville for vigil honoring missing Carmel teen
Police arrest Louisville man, search Indiana landfill

12:19 AM, Nov 10, 2010  |  Written by Jessie Halladay, Chris Quay and Andrew Wolfson Louisville Courier-Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Several hundred friends and acquaintances of a missing college student from Carmel gathered for a vigil Tuesday night at Sullivan University to remember him and show support for his family.

Holding up candles, they shared stories about Andrew Compton, 18, and sang "Amazing Grace" over the roar of a nearby expressway.

Compton, 18, was last seen Oct. 28, and a Louisville man is suspected of killing him while they had sex. Gregory M. O'Bryan, 40, Louisville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Police searched for Compton's body Tuesday at the Rumpke Indiana Landfill in Medora, Ind. Police planned to continue the search today.

Compton was reported missing after his roommate told his parents that he hadn't checked in for a couple of days, police said.

Police initially questioned O'Bryan after determining that he'd exchanged e-mails with Compton, whom he met through an online dating service.

In that initial interview, O'Bryan said he'd picked up Compton at Sullivan's Gardiner Point Residence Hall, bought alcohol and had sex with him at his apartment before Compton left, according to O'Bryan's arrest citation.

But when police questioned O'Bryan a second time, he admitted that Compton had died while they were having sex, according to the arrest report. He said he then had sex with the corpse.

O'Bryan also told police he dumped Compton's body in a garbage bin near his apartment, said Lt. Vince Robison, an assistant police chief.

O'Bryan is being held in a Louisville jail, with bail set at $1 million. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. today.

Compton graduated from Carmel High School in May and was attending Sullivan's culinary school because he had a love of pastries and finer foods, his mother, Angela Compton, told a Courier-Journal reporter before O'Bryan's arrest.


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ew Compton Search Continues, Gregory M. O'Bryan Arrested In Connection With Death

First Posted: 11-10-10 07:50 AM  |  Updated: 11-10-10 07:56 AM

Investigators continue to search an Indiana landfill for missing Sullivan University student Andrew Compton, who disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

Gregory M. O'Bryan, 40, has been charged with Compton's murder. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, O'Bryan and Compton met through an online dating service:

O'Bryan said he'd picked up Compton at Sullivan's Gardiner Point Residence Hall, bought alcohol and had sex with him at his apartment before Compton left, according to O'Bryan's arrest citation.

But when police questioned O'Bryan a second time, he allegedly admitted that Compton died while they were having sex, according to the arrest report. He said he then had sex with the corpse.

O'Bryan also told police he dumped the body in a garbage bin near his apartment, said Lt. Vince Robison, an assistant police chief.

The Associated Press reports that O'Bryan initially told investigators that Compton left his residence after their sexual encounter.

Investigators have narrowed their search to a south Indiana landfill. O'Bryan is being held on $1 million bond.



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