UPDATE: Coroner releases cause of death for woman found in Evansville garage

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UPDATE (6:06PM)

The Vanderburgh County Coroner has released the cause of death for a woman who was found in an Evansville garage early Monday morning.

The coroner says 29-year-old Evonne Pullen died from blunt force trauma and has been ruled a homicide.

According to an affidavit, Pullen had been reported missing in July 2019, but her family hadn’t seen her since September 2018 when she moved to Evansville.

Three people, Angela and Joan Paul and Gary Anderson, are facing charges in connection with Pullen’s death. Angela Paul is charged with Pullen’s murder.

Joan Paul and Gary Anderson were in court Tuesday and their bond was set at $500.

But Angela Paul is still being held without bond.

This is an ongoing investigation.

And we’ll continue to update information as it becomes available.

UPDATE (4:24PM)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Coroner has identified the woman who was found wrapped in a plastic tarp in an Evansville garage early Monday morning.

The coroner identified the woman as 29-year-old Evonne Marie Pullen.

Pullen was reported missing in July 2019, but she was last seen by family members in September 2018 before moving to Evansville.

According to the affidavit, Pullen was mentally challenged and had moved to Evansville from Virginia with Angela Paul. Paul is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, obstruction of justice, and failure to report a dead body.

Joan Paul, 55, and Gary Anderson, 56, are also facing charges of abuse of a corpse, obstruction of justice, and failure to report a dead body.

All three of them have been booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

UPDATE

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A woman’s body found in an Evansville garage had been at a home for more than a year before

According to an affidavit, a body found at a home on North 3rd Ave. late Sunday had been there since September 2018.

According to the affidavit, the woman found dead was also mentally challenged.

Angela Paul is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, obstruction of justice, and failure to report a dead body.

Police said someone told detectives on Sunday that a body was buried under the garage floor of the property on North 3rd Avenue. When detectives arrived at the home they noticed a portion of the garage floor that looked different in color and texture from the rest. Part of the floor was concrete, while another portion was dirt, according to police.

Early Monday morning EPD excavated the dirt floor of the home and found a woman’s body wrapped in a plastic tarp.

In an interview with police, Angela Paul said the victim died on September 25, 2018 inside the home. She admitted to burying the body in the garage along with Gary Anderson.

According to the affidavit, Angela Paul had been hitting and punching the victim in the weeks leading up to her death.

Joan Paul said the victim had bruises and other marks all over her body.

Police said Angela Paul and the victim had lived at a shelter in Virginia before moving to Evansville.

According to the affidavit, Gary Anderson said Angela Paul brought the victim to Evansville due to her getting a monthly check.

Detectives had learned Angela Paul was the Payee on the victim’s disability checks, but stopped that right after the woman was killed, according to the affidavit.

Angela Paul told police Joan Paul later went back and poured concrete over the shallow grave months after it was buried.

Gary Anderson, Joan Paul, and Angela Paul all moved out of the house in May 2019, according to EPD.

Police said a new tenant has moved in since, but there is no evidence they knew anything about what happened at the home in the months before they lived there.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A woman’s body found in an Evansville garage had been at a home for more than a year before being found.

According to a police affidavit, a body found at a property on North 3rd Avenue late Sunday had been there since September 2018.

Angela Paul has been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, obstruction of justice, and failure to report a dead body.

Angela Paul
Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Police said someone told detectives on Sunday that a body was buried under the garage floor of the property on North 3rd Avenue. When detectives arrived at the home they noticed a portion of the garage floor that looked different in color and texture from the rest. Part of the floor was concrete, while another portion was dirt, according to police.

Early Monday morning EPD excavated the dirt floor of the home and found a woman’s body wrapped in a plastic tarp.

In an interview with police, Angela Paul said the victim died on September 25, 2018 inside the home. She admitted to burying the body in the garage along with Gary Anderson.

Gary Anderson
Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Police said Angela Paul and the victim had lived at a shelter in Virginia before moving to Evansville.

Angela Paul told police Joan Paul later went back and poured concrete over the shallow grave months after it was buried.

Gary Anderson, Joan Paul, and Angela Paul all moved out of the house in May 2019, according to EPD. Police said a new tenant has moved in since, but there is no evidence they knew anything about what happened at the home in the months before they lived there.

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(This story was originally published on November 12, 2019)

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