LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette teen is facing multiple charges including murder. 19-year-old Talmadge Jasper was charged Thursday with Murder, Residential Entry, and Invasion of Privacy.
According to court documents, on May 23 Lafayette police were called to a home on Kenosha Court for residential entry complaint.
Police said Jasper was the suspect of the residential entry and he had a valid protection order in place prohibiting him from contacting the woman who lives there. Investigators determined an adult male, Ryan Martin, who lived at the home was missing.
Later that night, a search warrant was served at Jasper’s apartment where the body of Ryan Martin was found in a closet.
They also found couch cushions that appeared to be covered with blood stains.
According to court documents, Martin's preliminary cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and ligature strangulation.