Whistle charged with murder

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PERRY COUNTY - Henry J. Whistle Jr. was charged Tuesday afternoon with murder in the death of his fiancee, Jamie Stowe.

Indiana State Police and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department were called to a rural northern Perry County residence at 8:14 Sunday night after dispatchers received a call of a woman who had died.

Police were summoned to 26790 Indiana 37, St. Croix and found Stowe, 31 dead inside the residence. A preliminary investigation reveals that she and Whistle, 36, became involved in a physical altercation.

The original aggravated battery charge against Whistle was been amended to murder. He remains lodged in the Perry County Jail without bail.