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Boone County man arrested in a domestic homicide case

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Andrew Wilhoite mugshot

Indiana State Police have arrested a Boone County man in regards to a domestic homicide investigation.

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Boone County and Indiana State Police have sent out news releases regarding the arrest of Andrew Wilhoite in a domestic homicide investigation. 

At around 10 a.m. Friday, the Boone County Sheriff's Office writes that they began investigating a missing person's case. 

The missing person was identified as 41-year-old Elizabeth "Nikki" Wilhoite of Lebanon.

A co-worker told the sheriff's office that she did not report to work. 

Police then began an extensive search with K-9 bloodhounds and deputies.

After failing to locate Nikki, the missing person report evolved into a possible homicide investigation.

At around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, the body of Elizabeth Wilhoite was found in a creek near her residence.

Detectives determined that during the course of a domestic dispute, 39-year-old Andrew N. Wilhoite, Elizabeth's husband, had allegedly struck her in the head with a blunt object causing her to lose consciousness. 

The sheriff's office also found that Andrew's mother is a Boone County councilwoman.

Because of the conflict of interest, ISP led the investigation from that point.

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