S. Indiana man charged with murder in death of girlfriend

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A New Albany man has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a girlfriend whose body was found in the Ohio River.

Court records show 51-year-old Clair Eugene Chaplin was arrested on a warrant Wednesday evening.

The body of 35-year-old Genevieve Rogge of New Albany was discovered June 28 in the river near Mauckport, about 30 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky.

A probable cause affidavit says broken glass, blood stains and broken blinds were found in Rogge’s home, and marks on her body matched the bed lining of Chaplin’s pickup truck. Investigators found bloodstains on the truck’s tailgate, rear bumper, bed liner, driver’s side door and the steering wheel cover.

Online court records did not list an attorney for Chaplin who might comment on the case.

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