More Evidence Sought in Bach Murder

A dive team on Wednesday searched a pond north of Wheeler High School

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    More details revealed in Indiana woman's murder. (Published Monday, Sep 19, 2011)

    Indiana police are looking for more evidence in the death of 19-year-old Amanda Bach, found shot to death last week along railroad tracks in Porter County

    A dive team on Wednesday searched a pond north of Wheeler High School and along the Canadian National railroad tracks, sheriff's detectives told the Northwest Indiana Times. They said they're looking for "any and all evidence" near where Bach was found.

    Detectives also took into custody a Crown Point, Ind., police squad car assigned to Joseph Elliott McCowan, the police officer father of accused 18-year-old Dustin McCowan.

    Questions came up about whether Joseph Elliott McCowan's service weapon was used in the murder, but his superiors told NBCChicago the officer was on duty and had his weapon with him at the estimated time of her death.

    Dustin McCowan faces one count of murder, and is being held with no bond at the Porter County Jail.

    The family's attorney says Dustin McCowan maintains his innocence and says he had nothing to do with Bach's disappearance.

    Bach was last seen leaving her home to visit McCowan around 10 p.m. Thursday. Her car was found the next morning in Wheeler, Ind. After she failed to return home, a search was launched.

    Bach's body was found around 3:45 p.m. Saturday, near some railroad tracks. According to police, her body was 300 yards from McGowan's home.

    She was killed by a gunshot wound to the neck that severed her spine.