Police: Vigil for Aprina Paul was at home where her body was found

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Neil Johnson
Sunday, November 10, 2013

EVANSVILLE—Rock County Sheriff's Sgt. Josh Lund told The Gazette that several dozen of Aprina Paul's friends and family held a candlelight vigil at the home near Evansville where her burned remains were found.

Lund told The Gazette that a group of people held candles and held a sort of memorial service for the 18-year-old Fitchburg woman at the house 12016 Highway 14 West, where resident Nathan Middleton admitted he had burned her body in a fire pit after he claimed to find her dead the morning after having sex with her.

Middleton remains in the Rock County Jail on suspicion of a probation violation, so the public is protected from potential harm. He remains available for charges, should it come to that.

Investigators said they have no evidence to dispute Middleton's claim that the Fitchburg woman's death at Middleton's town of Porter residence was accidental, possibly a drug overdose.

But Middleton could be charged with hiding a corpse—a felony—based on what Middleton has told investigators, Spoden said.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office and the district attorney's office will meet next week, but a decision about whether to charge Middleton might wait for days afterward.

Last updated: 12:06 pm Sunday, November 10, 2013

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