Second person arrested in connection to found remains case


VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office said a 35-year-old Paris woman was arrested in connection to human remains found in Indianola.

Authorities said were able to identify the remains as 30-year-old Anthony R. Rauch. They were round in rural Indianola on April 10.

On Tuesday, Melinda Warfel was arrested at a Ridge Farm house on a warrant for first degree murder.

Warfel was the second person arrested in connection to Rauch’s death. On September 3, Dillion Steele, a 24-year-old Paris man, was arrested for first degree murder.

Both Warfel and Steele are being held in the Vermilion County Jail.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.