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Man Arrested on Murder Charge After Body Found in Evansville

An Evansville man has been arrested and charged with Murder after Evansville Police found a body outside of a building in the 300 block of N. Main St. on Aug. 17.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 2:32 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 3:26 PM

An Evansville man has been arrested and charged with Murder after police say he was developed as a suspect in the death of 56-year-old Burk Jones, who was found deceased outside of a building in the 300 block of N. Main St. on Monday, Aug. 17.

On Monday, Aug. 17, Evansville Police Department Officers found Jones' body in the 300 block of N. Main St in downtown Evansville.

An autopsy was conducted, and the Vanderburgh County Coroner determined Jones' cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma.

A homicide investigation was conducted, and 50-year-old Steven Nail of Evansville, Indiana, was developed as a suspect. A warrant for murder was later issued for Nail's arrest.


Original Story: Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found in Evansville


Nail was located by officers around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the 100 block of W. Michigan St.

After being found, Nail was taken to EPD headquarters and interviewed in reference to the warrant issued for his arrest at which point he confessed to his involvement in Jones' murder, according to EPD.

Nail was lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail where he remains on no bond on the charge of Murder.

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