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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Man arrested for Murder following Monroe County Sheriff Investigation Saturday

MONROE COUNTY - NOVEMBER 5, 2023 - On November 4, 2023, at approximately 01:30 A.M., the Monroe County Sheriff Office responded to 5929 East Indiana State Road for an unknown disturbance.

Photo: Bryce Leighton 34 was charged with murder

Deputies later identified the male as Bryce Leighton, 34, of Bloomington. Neighbors also reported the individuals who reside at 5929 East Indian State Road 45 often fight.

Deputies checked the residence and found a deceased individual with an apparent gunshot wound to their head. Lying near the body, an AR-15-style rifle, and a civilian-style stun gun/tazer were also located.

Mr. Leighton was transported to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation, and he was later remanded into the Monroe County Correctional Center for Murder, a level 1 Felony.

Currently, this is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division and Monroe County Coroner’s Office. The Monroe County Coroner’s Office is working with the family involved in this incident and can be contacted for the victim’s information.


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