Body found in Evansville, mom says it could be woman missing from Henderson

Death investigation ongoing in Evansville

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - We have new information in the case of a woman who had gone missing in Henderson.

Monika Roberts was last seen in late September with a man nicknamed “Reds.”

Last week, police told us Roberts had been treated for a gunshot wound, and they feared she might have been hurt again.

Roberts doesn’t have any family in the Tri-State area.

On Monday, reporter Kate O’Rourke spoke via Facetime with Roberts' mother, who is in the Washington, DC, area. Moments after their call, Roberts' mother notified Kate that police told her they had discovered a body.

We’ve also learned the real name of “Reds” is Neil Heiss.

Heiss was in court Tuesday morning on for a case we told you about last week.

Robert’s mother tells us Heiss and Roberts traveled to the area together and according to Facebook, the two were engaged.

(Source: Neil Heiss Henderson Co. Jail)

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear says “human remains,” were found at the property on New York Avenue on Tuesday. According to the coroner, an autopsy will be performed on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

We will update this story with the latest information when it is made available.

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