Suspects formally charged in Fort Wayne man’s killing, dismemberment

Mathew Cramer II (left) and Jacob Carreon-Hamilton (right)
Mathew Cramer II (left) and Jacob Carreon-Hamilton (right)(WPTA)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:09 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

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.

Copyright 2021 WPTA. All rights reserved.