JACKSON COUNTY -- We've provided a timeline of events leading up to Thursday's indictment of 22-year-old Gaege Bethune in the 2014 murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. It begins on February 14th, 2014, when Varughese disappeared. Five days later, police found his body in East Carbondale, along Route 13. In June of that year, the Varughese family's private autopsy found "blunt force trauma" as the cause of death. About six weeks later, the Varughese filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case.
JACKSON COUNTY -- The victim's family confirms to News 3 that a grand jury has indicted 22-year-old Gaege Bethune in the 2014 murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. A Jackson County coroner found no sign of foul play at the time of the teenager's death, and Jackson County State's Attorney Mike Carr declined to file charges in the case. The Varughese family never let the case drop, enlisting the help of private investigators and the Autopsy Center of Chicago.
HERRIN -- The peace of the holiday weekend was interrupted by gunfire in Herrin, leaving one person dead and another in jail. Investigators continue working to try to figure out what caused one person to turn on another with a gun. Herrin Police have 23-year-old Cory Finney, charged in the crime. Neighbors and witnesses say that gives them some peace, but they'll never forget watching it all unfold just feet in front of them.
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