William Matherly of Cloverdale identified as victim in Brazil City homicide; Jon Luke Benjamin McGuff arrest & charges

Clint McQueen, the head of the Brazil City Police Department, phoned the Putnamville Post Criminal Division of the Indiana State Police on May 11, 2023, to ask for help investigating an alleged killing that had allegedly taken place at 310 North Leavitt Street in Brazil, Indiana.

At around 3:50 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting that there may have been a man victim on the ground and that there had been multiple gunshots fired in an alley close to 310 North Leavitt Street. The Brazil City Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene within minutes. Officers arrived and saw a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds who had sadly passed away from his wounds. Without success, officers searched the immediate area for a potential suspect.

William Matherly, 48, of Cloverdale, Indiana, was the victim, according to the Clay County Coroner’s Office.

Detectives have learned about a person of interest during the course of the inquiry. The public’s help is needed to find Jon Luke Benjamin McGuff, 25, of Reelsville, Indiana, according to the Putnamville detectives.

If you have any information about this person, please dial 911 or the Putnamville State Police Post at 1-800-225-8576.

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