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UPDATED: Murder suspects allegedly had been planning to rape and murder someone

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Katelyn Wolf murder suspects Jordan Wayne Buskirk and Randal Edward Crosley talked about wanting to "force themselves onto a complete stranger" more than a week before the alleged homicide took place, according to information contained in a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday morning in Greene Superior Court.

The childhood buddies -- Buskirk and Crosley -- had allegedly been talking about raping and murdering someone just to see what it was like.

They are alleged to have done more.

They are alleged to have driven on June 4 to Cirilla's, an adult novelty shop in Terre Haute, and purchased condoms, handcuffs, position restraint straps, and other items.

During conversations with police, Buskirk is alleged to have said the items were purchased to "basically" rape somebody.

The pair, who had been friends for years, also went to Gander Mountain in Terre Haute and purchased rope and a 20-pound weight, which was later found to be bound around Wolfe's body and attached to the rope when her body was pulled from a rural Sullivan County lake on June 10. Her body was recovered by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer divers after they first located it with sonar equipment.

"Jordan Buskirk explained that the initial plan was to rape and then murder (somebody)," Linton Police Department Det. Josh Goodman wrote in the probable cause affidavit. "Jordan Buskirk explained that it was just something that popped in their heads. He advised that it just crossed their heads to try and do it."

Suspects Crosley, from Linton, and Buskirk, from Jasonville, told police that on June 5 they met with Wolfe in the early evening -- about 8 p.m. Crosley stated that he provided her with Valium, the brand name for Diazepam -- a Schedule IV controlled substance at her request, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Later, about 1 a.m. on June 6, they allegedly picked her up again and gave her more "pills" and in Buskirk's words to "see if they could stomach" what they later did, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Buskirk alleged in conversations with police Monday that Wolfe crushed one Valium tablet and snorted it.

Both suspects told investigators that they were also involved "in the trafficking of substantial amounts of synthetic cannabinoid."

Synthetic cannabinoids -- known as Spice and K2 on the market -- are vegetable fibers or plant leaves sprayed with manufactured chemicals that mimic the effect of marijuana, according to Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program's website.

During the investigation, police recovered from Buskirk's 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer, a ledger book, several hundred dollars in cash, material on the floorboard believed to be synthetic cannabinoid and a partial roll of duct tape.

Crosley allegedly told police that the ledger book served as a pricing guide for their illicit drug trade.

Buskirk told police that the actual crime was committed in Greene County, then the tied up, weighted down body was placed in a remote Sullivan County lake near the Greene County line about 3:10 a.m. on Thursday.

Afterwards, both suspects went back to their drug business, according to the probable cause affidavit.

They allegedly drove around to do a drug deal with Wolfe's body in the trunk of the car, but ended up not meeting the customer, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The pair also allegedly disposed of some evidence, including floor mats from the car, Wolfe's cell phone, her glasses and her shoes.

The two men allegedly returned to the lake later in the day to make sure the body had not floated to the surface, according to court records.

Buskirk, who said he had met Wolfe two or three times prior to June 5, changed his initial story to police after failing a polygraph exam. He first told them that Wolfe had accompanied them to Sullivan, but got out of his vehicle near the Marathon Service Station, located at 881 West State Road 154, and walked toward the Sullivan County Courthouse.

However, video surveillance tape from the service station didn't show Wolfe, only the two suspects.

The pair was at the service station for 11 minutes starting at 5:03 a.m.

During the stop, Buskirk opened the trunk and leaned in while Crosley watched. Crosley then went to the rest room and officers noticed what appeared to be mud or soil stains on his pants.

Buskirk then cleaned the car's windshield, put some items in the trash can and both suspects got back in the car and drove off.

During an interview with police at the county jail, Buskirk was asked what runs through his head or thoughts he has regarding what happened.

"Mr. Buskirk explained he has tried to block it out but has thoughts of his son and his parent's disappointment," according to the probable cause affidavit.

Both Buskirk and Crosley are scheduled for initial hearings at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in Greene Superior Court.

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Why would any newspaper want to print the contents of this article for a grieving family to read?

-- Posted by office on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 12:52 PM

I agree TOTALLY!!!! The next article is farrrrr worse for the family!!! They should remove the information!!!! They can sure get all that info out but sure didn't get the word out about the search parties being formed in a very timely manner!!! By the way, I was part of the search parties and I would like to think everyone that participated as well!!! May Katelyn rest in peace!!PLEASE give the family some privacy!!!

-- Posted by Zinkos on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 12:59 PM

This is just awful! And however awful it is for the family to hear all this and read it, the best advice would be for them to just not read stories such as this. It is the press'es job to tell the public the information that they know. this is the same for every case. Thank God this has not made national news and have Nancy Grace all over it day and night, not to mention the national media stalking and following the families. But, don't be made because the local newspaper published a story with the facts, that is their job.

-- Posted by eveland4174 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 1:37 PM

Ahem, this has made national news eveland4174.

-- Posted by dorindaJ on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 1:47 PM

This is a business folks, and tomorrow it will be yesterday news, reporters have to make a name for themselves!! However they both will be out in about 20 years, just like Mr.Robert Gillett murderer and the Mason Girls murderer. They both are walking the streets, I guess in greene county, laws are slack about murder!

-- Posted by Nojustice on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 1:57 PM

Oh wow, this is in national news? what a tragedy, on top of a tragedy for this family. All I was saying is that I have a good friend that is a journalist and is also from your county and does a great job reporting. It is not the one that wrote this, but all I am trying to say is that the press has to do its job. The family, God bless them, Ive been praying for them and I hope they dont read this, or watch the news, but they will for sure be in the court room, and i know if it was my child I would want to know the details of what happened to her, heaven forbid anything ever did. For now however I do hope they are being shielded from the media, but in time I am sure they will want to know, or be forced to know because of going to court. I hope these two young men rot in jail for the rest of their lives. How meaningless and evil to take a life like this, and so violently also.

-- Posted by eveland4174 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 2:06 PM

I'd rather know the details than to have every Tom, Dick and Harry speculate or downright lie about what has happened. The family of Ms Wolfe knows the details - nothing will ever allow that to leave their minds and thoughts.

Releasing these details now will prevent anyone from claiming how 'good' these 'boys' have always been and that they are being vindicated with no real proof. Everyone has seen this happen before in Greene County, "oh they can't have done this, they have always been so polite and good boys" - then the accused is set free or given a light sentence.

No amount of details given or not will ever reverse this senseless tragedy. It is now up to us, the public, (and eventual jury) to find these men guilty and send them to death row.

-- Posted by DominicReynolds on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 2:37 PM

Forget rotting in jail! Let them rot in hell! I do not want repeat offenders to be popping up in 20 years. I want dead offenders. These animals should never see the light of day again. All women these days should carry a firearm or other lethal force to protect themselves from these monsters. Eventually they will all be thinned out and everyone wins. This justice system pampers these offenders too much. I SAY HANG EM HIGH!

-- Posted by eagle26 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 4:52 PM

Sick,sick,sick.. I agree prison is way to good

For these two.calling them animals puts them to high

On the food chain. Total wastes of skin.

They should be tied to a truck and drug through town

While people throw rocks and beat them on the head with sticks..

-- Posted by cocoa37 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 5:31 PM

It is not the laws of Greene County, it is the Indiana Statutes that determine how much time a person will do based on what the he, or in this case, the bast---s named Buskirk and Crosely, are charged with and whether or not they are found guilty. The only thing Greene County has to do with it is to file what charges they feel are applicable and prosecute the case. The case should meet death penalty requirements as both admit to intent and pre-planning. Odds are prosecution will weigh options of Capitol murder case v life in prison w/o possility of parole v going for murder, rape, criminal confinement, conspiracy to commit murder. All 4 charges could go as A felonies, which, if convicted, could result in both being sentenced to serve hundreds of years in prison. In the unlikely event they were ever released, they would be on parole for years, be required to register as sex offenders, etc. On the plus side, there are no more hated individuals in prisons than sex offenders!! If they were given the death sentence, they would be isolated from all of the other offenders, thus being protected?

I have known the Wolfe family my entire life, and could not be more heartbroken over what has happened. Only trying to provide some facts as to how the case can be handled.

-- Posted by Stand Up on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 6:16 PM

I think they should get the same treatment done to them that they did to this poor girl!! It is the most horrible thing I had heard in a long time. I say set a date and let the public attend and take care of these 2 disgusting psychos!! I feel so sorry for the family of Katelyn and for the families of the murderers. It isn't the families fault. They are all hurting.

-- Posted by mavs54 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 6:23 PM

I agree they deserve to die for their actions!! This was premeditated murder.. But, think of all the horrible things that can happen to them while in prison. Maybe death would be too easy, let them be tortured! This is such a horrible tragedy. A beautiful young lady gone because, these two freaks wanted to see what it would feel like to take a life! I'm so heartbroken for her loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

-- Posted by K'sMomma on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 6:28 PM

Don't disagree with some of the comments, however these boys have parents as well as other family members. Have a little decency for these people and put yourself in their boots. No matter what the circumstances I'm sure you wouldn't want to have to read this kind of talk about your family member. Have a little bit of consideration for others!!

-- Posted by Jeff Hall on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 9:26 PM

Jeff hall. I sincerely doubt anyone is concerned about whether or not they offend these scum of the earths families. Yes it they are also suffering a tragedy but truth be told they would probably rather their children had been killed than know they were capable of this. I know I would

-- Posted by didlivethere on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 10:37 PM

I AM NOT CONCERNED. I SAY HANG EM HIGH! I don't know anyone involved but I am enraged about this happening in my community. I have a family and if this happened to one of mine the person or persons involved better run to the jail and hide before I find them! I do agree about the drugs NOT being the cause of this. If these devils did not have it in them then the drugs would have never brought any evil out. These new synthetic drugs are VERY scary and they need to go away now. Regardless I say HANG EM HIGH!

-- Posted by eagle26 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:04 PM

If it were my sons tht did this i wldnt love them any less but wld knw they deserve wht ever is handed to them! Ive been friends w the step mother for a long time an they are good ppl an as far as the details maybe just maybe itll make others open their eyes!! An yes id rater hear facts not lies!! These two men are awful an wht they did make them heartless! They are not worth the tax dollars to let live in prison!! Put ur self in the wolfe family's shoes! How wld u feel if this was done to ur child an after doing wht they did are they fit to b around their own children!!! Wht wld they teach them!!!

-- Posted by Countryprincess12 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:06 PM

How do you just one day have a thought in your head, hey! Let's rape and kill somebody? Hope these two enjoy every last second in hell!!! I agree with eagle26 LET EM HANG!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by fortpolk on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:07 PM

An further more how did drugs have any thing to do w this evil deed? They had been planning this crap for a week!!! Im in agreement it sldnt b taken out on these mens family its not their fault but they gotta knw whts in store for them!

-- Posted by Countryprincess12 on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:15 PM

The family already knows all the details so they are not shocked by this. A few days ago some of Buskirk and Crosley's family and friends were saying they didn't do this, couldn't possibly have done this. Others said not to make comments until we know all the details. Thank God we have a free press in the country, unlike many other countries.

-- Posted by First Amendment on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:47 PM

Countryprincess12, these self-admitted drug dealers gave Katelyn valium, then kept texting her, met her and gave her more valium, all with the idea of raping and then murdering her. And also they admitted to doing drugs that night. Plus the fact that they were drug dealers means no doubt they have done a ton of drugs in their lifetime. I'm not blaming the crime on drugs, these are obviously sick and twisted people. But part of their sickness, or adding to it at the very least, was the culture of drugs. If any lesson can be learned from this is to reinforce to your kids to never do drugs and stay away from those that do.

-- Posted by First Amendment on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 11:54 PM

its a sad story for all concerned to many lives ruined and famlies that will never be the same.i just hope all the famlies can get some peace .

-- Posted by bumperbiker on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 3:08 AM

I agree First Amendment, this is a tragic and sad thing and lesson we must leave with our children to keep them as safe as we possibly can.

Whether anyone agrees or not, sadistic pornography movies such as the saw movies for example do spawn ideas into mentally sick or brain fried druggies to go out and do such things, not all, don't get me wrong. These guys obviously had something wrong with them in the first place which probably imo made it easier to carry out their heinous crimes while taking drugs. Makes me wonder what goes through a screen writer's head as he makes up these scripts for some of these sick movies and why some choose to watch them.

Music and videos that depict violence and hatred will promote those things in people, that is why they are left up to a parents discretion. That however doesn't mean others who partake of those things will cross the same line as these two did but it will cause changes in those who partake of it. Parents who allow their kids to partake of these kinds of things can't tell me that they don't have rebellious kids who won't listen to anything they have to say and then the kids get older and parents lose control over those kids lives.

I was a rebellious teen myself and some music along with partying made me more rebellious which was decades ago when that kind music is considered mellow compared to what kids listen to or see on the net or in movies today. I remember feeling like getting into trouble while listening to some music, not to the extent of these two guys and except for the grace of God saving me at age 20 I don't think I'd be alive today considering some of the people I began to hang out with and with the partying. My point is that you would be fooling yourself into thinking that these things do not have some influence over kids. No, it didn't make them do what they did, they chose to give themselves over to that evil but I'm convinced drugs and other circumstances in their younger lives brought them to where they are now, not an excuse for what they did, just facts imo.

I do have an issue with some who comment about dragging these two through town in some kind of vigilante justice and throwing rocks at them and my reason for that turning my stomach is because why would I want to lower myself to their level of barbaric thinking or teach my children that kind of hatred? Though I understand the anger people have at what has happened to this young girl.

We have a justice system in our nation to deal with them and you may not agree with our justice system in how it handles these things but that is a democratic society regardless. Laws however can be changed by people who rally to get them changed, that being a democratic society, One I wouldn't want to change to socialism or communism for anything.

I do think we should teach our children self defense and to be wise and aware of their surroundings at all times with out scaring them to death to the point of fearing to live and we should as women know self defense and I also see nothing wrong with having a gun in our purse and in our homes for protection or something to defend ourselves with. Not just women either,didn't mean to leave men out.

-- Posted by sassy12 on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 1:08 PM


I hope everyone goes and signs this petition! Buskirks Brother was on the news channels last night saying I'll be here for him when he gets out in 20 years. He is right our prisons will not keep them in there for the times they were sentenced this needs changed!

-- Posted by lillymae on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 1:15 PM

Well we decided to rape and kill someone just to see what it would be like.. So I would say that is a confession. Why do we spend money, tax payer money to even try these two. They didn't care about her life, yes she apparently had a drug problem, But after returning to Indiana a few years ago that seems to be the norm here. When I grewup here there was no drug problems maybe a few who smoked a joint.

How can someone kill another person that poses no threat to them. When it comes to kill or be killed then yes I kill someone very quickly.Back to a trial there should be none If he were my son I would put a bullet in his brain myself to make sure it could never happen again.

But a little on Greene county maybe the state sets some rules on sentencing. But Greene county does nothing about the vehicles running our roads with little or no mufflers I think most run straight pipes without a muffler. I live on 54 and the noise pollution is horrific and the truks using their jake brakes all night long shouldn't be allowed But they're just good ole boy rednecks that need to wake up? Thats why they start the jake brake a mile before the stop and down shift every gear they can..

Got off the subject but thanks for good reporting and hope they get the death penalty if Indiana has one, if not I hope theyhave an accident on the way to prison and they are the only casualties.

-- Posted by MCM on Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 9:58 PM

These two should be hated. Anyone who could commit these acts don't deserve anything more than to be hated. They deserve to be shown the pain and fear that that poor Katelyn went through and then some. They mercilessly robbed this world of a beautiful young woman who had a lot of life left to live. Its not lowering to their level its the punishment fitting the crime. Death would be fast and relieving for them prison allows them to eat free food, watch cable, interact with peers and get a college education. Her parents tax dollars will now go toward taking care of them.

-- Posted by JRilenge_88 on Sat, Jun 15, 2013, at 6:04 AM

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