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Arrest made in death of Goshen man

November 29, 2016 GMT

KINGSBURY — An Elkhart man was arrested and charged with murder Monday night in connection with the recovered body found in the Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area last Friday.

Scotty R. Irvin, 41, was incarcerated in the Elkhart County Jail for the preliminary charge of homicide of Mark A. Huber, 41, from Goshen.

According to the Goshen Police Department, on Nov. 22, Huber’s girlfriend reported Huber missing and stated she had not heard from him and could not locate him.

From reports by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, investigators determined Huber was killed in Goshen and his body was transported to the wooded area, concealed in a sewer line accessed by a manhole.

On Friday morning an employee of the Kingsbury Utility Corporation found the body of Huber during a routine weekly maintenance check. The body was speculated to have been put in the Kingsbury area within a week from being found on Friday.

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A forensic autopsy was performed on Monday in Valparaiso. The autopsy results stated Huber sustained a gunshot wound in the head. Goshen police said the suspect, Irvin, was known to Huber and the murder was not a random act.

The sheriff’s department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Goshen Police Department worked together in the investigation during the holiday weekend.

-From staff reports