Nikki Wilhoite was reported missing March 25 to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. She was reportedly last seen at her residence on the night of March 24. According to the Sheriff's Office, Nikki's coworkers grew worried because she did not report to work. Deputies searched around the home and said her disappearance "evolved into a possible homicide investigation."
Indiana State Police said in their press release, "During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to determine that during the course of a domestic dispute, 39-year-old Andrew N. Wilhoite, Elizabeth’s husband, had allegedly struck her in the head with a blunt object causing her to lose consciousness."
State Police allege Andrew put his wife's body in his car and drove her to a creek where he left her body. Her body was reportedly found March 26 at approximately 3 a.m. "partially submerged in approximately three feet of water."
An autopsy is being performed to determine her cause of death.