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Fort Wayne brothers charged in woman's 2011 slaying

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:12 pm

ALBION — Authorities have charged a Fort Wayne man with murder in connection with the June 2011 death of a woman whose body was found in northeastern Indiana lake.

Noble County Prosecutor Steve Clouse said Wednesday that 35-year-old Andres Gonzalez Jr. was charged in the death of 36-year-old Erin Ruth Justin of Fort Wayne. His brother, 32-year-old Victor Gonzalez of Fort Wayne, is charged with assisting a criminal.

Court records state Andres Gonzalez attacked and killed Justin in the garage of his home and his brother helped him dump her body in Bartley Lake near Albion, about 25 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. Two fishermen found her body the following month.

Both men were being held Wednesday in the Noble County Jail in Albion. Information wasn't available on their attorneys.