LMPD recruits join search for student's body; suspect appears in court

Gregory O'Bryan
Gregory O'Bryan

By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - About four dozen recruits from LMPD's South Louisville Training Center boarded a bus early Wednesday to head to a landfill in Medora, Indiana. They'll join dozens of others as they continue searching a landfill for the body of 18-year-old Andrew Compton, who disappeared on Oct. 28.

Police began searching for Compton Tuesday morning after Gregory O'Bryan told police he corresponded with Compton online before picking him up at Sullivan University and taking him back to his apartment.

O'Bryan was arrested and charged early Nov. 9 after telling police Compton died during a sex act and that he disposed of his body in a dumpster.

Compton had just moved to Louisville from Carmel, Indiana to study Culinary Arts at Sullivan.

O'Bryan, 40, was arraigned in jail court at 9 a.m. Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty and was granted a public defender.

O'Bryan told the judge that he only made about $700 a month from social security checks, and was worried he'd lose his apartment. His next court date was set for Nov. 22.

His bond was set at $1 million and O'Bryan.

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