Suspects formally charged in Fort Wayne man’s killing, dismemberment
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Allen County prosecutors have filed formal charges against two Elkhart County men who stand accused of killing and then dismembering a beloved member of the local Vietnamese community.
Mathew Cramer II, 21, now faces a formal murder charge, abuse of a corpse charge and resisting law enforcement charge.
Accused accomplice 20-year-old Jacob Carreon-Hamilton is also formally charged with assisting a criminal, abuse of a corpse and resisting law enforcement.
A third man initially named in the search for the suspects has not been charged.
The two men are accused of killing and then dismembering the body of 55-year-old Shane Nguyen.
He went missing on Friday, April 23. Two days later, authorities located his remains in his van following a police chase that ended in a crash.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Nguyen died from blows to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Detectives were able to link the two men with the killing.
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