Man admits to abducting disabled teen
Vanderburgh County Jail/Evansville Police Department/WAVE
Terrence Wayne Roach, Aleah Beckerle

By Kenny Douglass, WAVE

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- (WAVE) -- Evansville police have made an arrest in the Aleah Beckerle case.

Terrence Wayne Roach, 24, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on Friday. He is the step-brother to one of Aleah's younger sisters.

Cpt. Andy Chandler says Roach was a person of interest and voluntarily agreed to an interview with police. Chandler says Roach confessed to abducting Aleah and taking her to the South Bedford Avenue home, where she died.

Prosecutor Nick Hermann said Roach is facing preliminary charges of abuse of a corpse, burglary, criminal confinement, kidnapping, and murder. Hermann says the abuse of a corpse charge comes from having sexual intercourse with a corpse.

Hermann says there is still work to do and the investigation is not over. He says formal charges could come within the next few days.

Aleah's body was found inside a vacant home on South Bedford Avenue earlier this week.

The wheelchair-bound teen had been missing since July 2016.

FULL STORY: EPD: Roach admitted to abducting Aleah Beckerle - WAVE

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