Man released from jail Tuesday questioned in Thursday murder

Anderson Police
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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Anderson say a woman found dead Thursday was likely murdered.

24-Hour News 8 news partner The Herald Bulletin reports 42-year-old Julie Kappeler was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital on Thursday. Medical officials say they don’t believe she died of natural causes after they found unusual markings and wounds on her body.

Investigators say they are questioning a man who was released from the Madison County Jail Tuesday.

They say 40-year-old Gerveice Eugene Hopkins was charged with battery against Kappeler earlier this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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