A Louisville man has pleaded not guilty in the disappearance of an 18-year-old college student from Indiana.


Police charged 40-year-old Gregory O'Bryan on Tuesday with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. His arrest came 12 days after Andrew Compton of Carmel, Ind., disappeared.

The Courier-Journal reports that O'Bryan said only a few words at his arraignment Wednesday and told the judge he understood the charges against him.

Police were returning Wednesday to an Indiana landfill to search for a missing 18-year-old college student from Indiana.

Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says police were searching the landfill based on information developed during the investigation.

Police say a search of Compton's computer found e-mails between him and O'Bryan.

O'Bryan originally told detectives that he met Compton on Oct. 28, and the younger man left his apartment on foot after the two had sex. The arrest report says that O'Bryan later told officers Compton died during sex and he disposed of the body.

O'Bryan is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.