LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The man who was arrested after the discovery of a dead body on Schuyler Avenue last week was in a relationship with the man who died, according to prosecutors.
30-year-old Cody Bryant was formally charged in the case Monday. Bryant was arrested after police were told they'd find the body of Brian Duvall at a home on Schuyler Avenue...and that Bryant had discussed disposing of his body.
Police say Bryant initially told them Duvall wasn't at the house but may be at a home in Buffalo, Indiana. He also said they'd been in a relationship for several years and was concerned that Duvall would be found dead.
Bryant said the two had an argument, and Duvall told him to move out. Duvall's body was found in a bedroom, and he appeared to have been dead "for a period of time," prosecutors say. Syringes and drug paraphernalia were also found in the room.
Bryant was charged today with a felony count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, and misdemeanor counts of False Informing and Failing to Report Human Remains.
The Coroner is waiting on toxicology reports before ruling on the cause of Duvall's death.