Officers responds to reports of a death near Wheeler Mission at 5:40 p.m. Dec 7 on the 200 block of S. Westplex Ave.
According to Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo, a caller reported an unknown male had been found in a wooded area near Wheeler Mission and they believed the male was deceased. Officers then arrived at the scene and located the deceased male.
The male had severe noticeable injuries, including being cut and/or being struck by a sharp object according to the press release.
Investigators searched the area and interviewed several individuals for evidence related to the man's death. Craig Pearson, a 42-year-old man identified in the release as transient, meaning he has no fixed place of residence. Pearson was found and was transported to Monroe Country Jail. He has been remanded for the charge of murder.
At this time the victim's identity has not been confirmed by Monroe County Coroner's Office.
The investigation is ongoing. BPD is asking that anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Detective Josh Burnworth at (812) 339-4477.