Body identified as missing Henderson woman, man charged with murder

Body identified as missing Henderson woman, man charged with murder

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A man has been charged in the death of Monika Roberts.

The body of the 35-year-old Roberts was discovered Tuesday in Evansville. Coroner Steve Lockyear said she died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Henderson police charged 30-year-old Neil Hess with murder in connection with the case.

(Neil Heiss (Source: Henderson Co. Jail))

Roberts was last seen with Heiss in late September in Henderson. Heiss was arrested a week ago on unrelated charges.

Officers believed she may have been hurt again after being treated for a gun shot wound shortly before she went missing.

As we reported Tuesday, Roberts' mother told us police had notified her of the discovery of a body near New York and Lincoln in Evansville. Kate O’Rourke had just finished an interview with her about her missing daughter.

Henderson police will be taking the lead in this investigation.

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