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Man accused of hitting, killing Van Buren County woman in 2021 charged with open murder

Melody Rohrer
Posted at 12:05 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 12:05:57-05

A St. Joseph County man has been formally arraigned on new charges, accused of hitting and killing a Van Buren County woman and then moving her body.

Colby Martin was charged Wednesday with open murder.

He was denied bond.

Melody Rohrer was reported missing in September 2021.

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Her body was found several days later.

Martin is accused of hitting the 64-year-old with a car in Van Buren County and moving her body to St. Joseph County...

In a statement, Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said, "I can tell you from the time this incident happened, the case has been worked on hard with a lot of man-hours invested. The case is still being worked and will be for some time to come."