Valerie Tindall

Ana Walshe

Valerie Tindall was a 17-year-old girl who went missing on June 7, 2023 after telling her parents she was going to work for her neighbor, Patrick A. Scott. Indiana State Police issued a "Silver Alert" (an alert for a missing or endangered person) on June 10.

On October 11, 2023, four individual cadaver dogs alerted to the presence of human remains at a pond near Scott's home. The following day, Police spotted disturbed earth on Scott's property using an aerial vehicle. On November 28, after securing a search warrant, investigators located Tindall's body, buried in a makeshift coffin on Scott's property.

Police say that Scott confessed to Tindall's murder during a subsequent interview.

Date:

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Crime:

Homicide

Location:

Rush County, IN, USA

Age:

17

Case Documents

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Appearance of Prosecution

November 30, 2023
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Charging Information

November 30, 2023
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Police Report

November 30, 2023
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Order Finding Probable Cause

November 30, 2023
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Order on Initial Hearing

November 30, 2023
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Appearance of Defense

November 30, 2023
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Motion for Discovery

November 30, 2023
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Order for Discovery

November 30, 2023