A Kokomo man faces a murder charge after admitting to stuffing a man's body into a powerless freezer, where it stayed for weeks.
Walter Logan, 51, was being held in the Howard County jail without bond Monday.
Kokomo police say Logan admitted to hiding the body of 29 year old Alex Shipp in his basement freezer.
Shipp had been reported missing after his family hadn't seen him since November 8th.
His mother, Rebecca Wolf posted missing person signs around Kokomo, which led to a telephone tip from a caller.
"He had information about what happened to her son," said Kokomo Police Detective Mike Banush. "However he wasn't going to give that information to her unless he got a reward."
Investigators eventually contacted the caller and followed information to Logan's home in the 800 Block of East Elm Street.
"When we arrived there, Walter told us that he was expecting us," Banush said. "We spoke with him shortly there. And he told us that Alex was in the basement in a freezer."
In a followup interview, Logan told police that he and Alex Shipp had been sexually involved for about two years. About a month ago, after a night of drinking and drugs, Shipp started fighting with Logan.
Logan said he eventually used duct tape to bind Shipp's hands, feet, mouth and nose.
When he woke the next morning, Logan said Shipp was dead.
He told detectives he carried Shipp's body to the basement where he hid it in a freezer.
He also told police that Shipp had previously tried to kill himself with pills, but was unsuccessful.
Police say the freezer did not have power and the body was decomposed after being there for several weeks. Officers describe an overwhelming stench in the home.
The Howard County Coroner positively identified the body as that of Alex Shipp. A cause of death had not been ruled on as of Monday evening.
Walter Logan was arrested on a single charge of Murder and was being held without bond in the Howard County jail.
His initial court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday morning.