2nd suspect in Miami County trail death captured in SoCal


Indiana State Police say a second suspect in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found on a northern Indiana trail has been arrested in southern California.

They say 23-year-old Joshua Kean of Lafontaine was arrested Thursday in Imperial County, California, near a campground where the other suspect, 21-year-old Ethan Cain of Marion, was arrested Monday. They say Kean’s hospitalized to treat the effects that severe weather conditions had on his body while on the run. Once released from the hospital, he’ll be jailed pending extradition proceedings.

Kean faces charges of assisting a criminal, obstruction of justice, and theft.

The body of 22-year-old Drake Allan Smith of Summitville was found May 19 in a wooded area on the Okie Pinokie Trail east of Peru.

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