LAFAYETTE, Ind.–A man accused of kidnapping and raping a girl in Tippecanoe County committed suicide almost a week ago, but police say the investigation into that man is far from over.
Paul Etter was on the loose for nearly six days after police were tipped off about him kidnapping a woman. They say they tracked him down in Boone County where he got into a standoff with them and shot himself June 27.
Now, investigators are trying to figure out where he hid, when he was on the run, how he hid, and who may have helped him. One of the questions they have is how he ended up in Boone County.
“We would like to learn where Mr. Etter was, where he was hanging out, where he was sleeping, places he was visiting, we’d like to see who he talked to,” said Tippecanoe County Sheriff Bob Goldsmith to WLFI.
They believe Etter was active on social media while the search was going on.
If you have any information about the case, you’re asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 765-423-9321.
(PHOTO: Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office)