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SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Hill pleads guilty in local dead body case

August 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A woman involved in a suspicious death in Whitley County pleaded guilty in Superior Court last week.

Brooke Hill, 22, of Spenceville, accepted a plea deal last week which will give her a three-year sentence for altering the scene of a suspicious death, a Class D felony. She will be incarcerated for two of those years and will serve the third on suspended sentence.

Hill will serve a one-year sentence, all behind bars, for failure to report a dead body. That sentence will be concurrent with the first charge.

A suspicious body was found on the Whitley side of County Line Road May 8. The body was later identified as Dillon Warner, a Fort Wayne man.

Warner had been missing since May 2. Investigators later determined that Hill and Nickolas Hurt had been with Warner at the time of his death.

Case reports stated the three were driving around together in a car in Fort Wayne.

When Hurt and Hill stopped at the McDonald’s on Goshen Road, they left Warner in the car.

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