Michael Parks
Michael Parks
The body of Hope Parks was found around 4 a.m. Thursday on a bridge on County Road 225 West near Rock River Road. Before the end of the day, police had a suspect identified and arrested.
Michael Parks, a 44-year-old, was arrested by Crawfordsville Police and charged with murder. He was booked into the Montgomery County jail at 5:34 p.m. According to jail records, Dt. Lt. David Long of the Crawfordsville Police Department made the arrest. Parks is being held without bail.
Long said that the autopsy is complete, and while the results are still preliminary, he did say that a homicide was confirmed.
The Sheriff’s office got a call at 4:06 Thursday morning about a female body on the bridge just west of Crawfordsville. When deputies arrived they found the body on the east side of the bridge. According to witnesses, police believe the body was placed there sometime between 1 a.m. and the time of the call.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Aaron French at (765) 362-3740, aaron.french@montgomerycounty.in.gov, or Long at (765) 362-3762, ext. 217, dlong@crawfordsvillepolice.com.