DATE: Wednesday, October 07, 2020
SUBJECT: Murder Warrant Served on Evansville Man in Illinois Missing Woman Case
CONTACT: Colonel Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

Detectives with the Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department were made aware of a murder warrant being issued for the arrest of an Evansville resident. On September 25, 2020 an Illinois grand jury issued an indictment for Brodey Ian Murbarger in reference to the 2014 disappearance/murder of Megan Nichols. Megan was initially considered a missing person until her remains were located in a rural area in Wayne County Illinois in 2018.

Brodey Murbarger was arrested for murder on today’s date outside his place of employment without incident. A search warrant was then executed at Murbarger’s home address at 5037 Lakeside Court, which is located in the Lakewood West apartment complex. Murbarger was then transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he will await extradition back to Illinois.

If you have any information regarding the circumstances of Megan’s death, please contact the FBI at (217) 522-9675. 


Brodey Ian Murbarger (pictured above), 24, of Evansville.

Pictured Above: Megan Nichols

Presumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.