Funeral held for murdered Muncie teen

Family members provided this picture of 18-year-old Christian Orebaugh. (Provided Photo/Orebaugh family/Facebook)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Christian Orebaugh, the teen murdered a week ago in Muncie.

The service were held at the South Side Church of Nazarene. The victim’s mother, friends and girlfriend, Lauren, who is pregnant with their unborn child, attended.

As they mourn, the Muncie Police Department wants anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

Several witnesses told investigators that three people were spotted running from the crime scene after gunshots were heard near the victims home in the 200 block of West 23rd Street.

Just one day before the 18-year-old’s funeral service, investigators made their first big move. They arrested a 16-year-old juvenile and charged him with murder. The underage suspect is currently staying at a juvenile detention center. If he is tried as an adult, he will be transferred to the Delaware County Jail.

Tips community members left on the anonymous Crime Stoppers line pointed investigators in the right direction.

“Making the first arrest took a team effort. Our officers worked really hard and people did the right thing by calling in with what they knew about the murder. There are other person(s) of interest that we want to interview. I don’t think the person we have in custody acted alone,” said Muncie Chief of Police Steve Stewart.

If you have any information that could help solve this case, call 756-286-4050. All callers can remain anonymous. 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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