LMPD ends search at Indiana landfill

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An exhaustive nine-day search for evidence in the murder of 18 year-old Andrew Compton at the Medora Landfill has concluded.

Louisville Metro Police Department detectives left the site at about 5 p.m. after searching tirelessly through thousands of tons of trash in a targeted area of the landfill.  

"The search was an impressive commitment on the part of LMPD," said Rumpke Safety Director Larry Stone. "As a retired law enforcement officer, I applaud the dedication they have shown over the past two weeks."

LMPD contacted Rumpke Nov. 9 to trace loads of trash believed to contain evidence. Rumpke excavated more than 5,000 tons of trash from the landfill, which investigators sifted through over the course of nine days.

"Rumpke strives to help our neighbors and local authorities whenever possible," said Rumpke Regional Vice President Michael Nelson. "We greatly appreciate the many hours invested by our employees in assisting the investigation."

40 year-old Gregory O'Bryan is charged with Compton's murder. 

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