Andrew Blaine Compton

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Above Images: Compton, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 28, 2010 from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 17, 1992
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Compton has a surgical scar on his chest and a long scar on his left arm. His thumbs resemble his fingers. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A hooded Aeropostale sweatshirt, a blue/gray v-neck shirt with a graphic design, light khaki shorts, white socks and a brown belt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Compton was last seen in the 1600 block of Lucia Avenue near Bardstown Road of Louisville, Kentucky on October 28, 2010. He has never been heard from again. He was a culinary arts student at Sullivan University at the time of his disappearance, and lived on campus in Gardiner Point Residence Hall. He left his dorm room undisturbed and didn't take a backpack or suitcase; he only had his cellular phone, mp3 player, and wallet. He hasn't accessed his bank account since his disappearance and his phone has been turned off. Compton maintained regular contact with his parents in Carmel, Indiana and rarely went a day without speaking to them, but they haven't heard from him since he vanished.

    Compton's mother stated he is very shy and preferred online interaction. Authorities determined he go to know Gregory M. O'Bryan on a dating website before his disappearance and they met in person at 9:00 p.m. on the day he vanished. A photo of O'Bryan is posted below this case summary. When interviewed by the police, he stated they left bought alcohol, went to O'Bryan's apartment and had sexual intercourse, then Compton left on foot.

    In November, less than two weeks after Compton's disappearance, O'Bryan was charged with Compton's murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse. After police executed a search warrant on his home, he changed his story and stated Compton had died during sex and he had placed the body in a cardboard television box and dumped it in a garbage bin. O'Bryan claimed Compton's death was an accident. He said both of them were under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, and suggested Compton had broken his neck. He admitted he had sex with the corpse three times over a two-day period before he put it in the dumpster, and also said he shredded Compton's credit cards and broke his cellular phone in order to leave "no trace" of him. Investigators found blood in several places in O'Bryan's apartment. He is awaiting trial. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

    Compton's body has never been found. Authorities believe it was taken to a southern Indiana landfill, but they are no longer actively searching for him.

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    Above: Gregory O'Bryan

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Louisville Metro Police Department
    502-574-7111

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    WHAS 11
    The Courier-Journal
    WISH TV 8
    The Indianapolis Star
    WDRB
    Missing Persons Page for Andrew Compton
    Look for Andrew
    The Indianapolis Star

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 5, 2013; casefile added.

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