One suspect in Miami County slaying captured in California, second suspect remains on the run

Posted at 5:25 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 00:06:44-04

PERU, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say one of two suspects in the slaying of a man whose body was found on a northern Indiana trail has been arrested in southern California.

They say a police tactical team took 21-year-old Ethan Cain of Marion into custody Monday morning at a campground in Imperial County, California.

Cain faces charges of murder, obstruction of justice, and theft in the death of 22-year-old Drake Allan Smith of Summitville. His body was found May 19 in a wooded area on the Okie Pinokie Trail east of Peru.

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Miami County Coroner Tom Leedy says Smith died of massive head trauma and was found wearing only boxer shorts.

Police say a second suspect who had been seen with Cain remains at large.

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