It was Wilson, who had been sent home in a cab by friends because she was too intoxicated to continue partying. Investigators think it was then that Daniel Messel may have encountered or abducted the Indiana University student, who was found dead hours later on a vacant lot near Helmsburg.
Jurors in the Daniel Messel murder trial were taken to the jury room for a break, and the incident appeared to be resolved; the trial continued at 11:45 a.m. with Indiana State Police Detective Michael Robbins testifying.
Daniel Messel was in Bloomington and behind the wheel of his 2012 Kia Sportage after midnight the morning of April 24, 2015, when he left trivia night at Yogis bar. And he was driving the sport-utility vehicle when he filled up with gas at a Speedway station and pulled into a McDonalds on the city
Nine hours after police found Daniel Messel's cell phone under Hannah Wilson's shoe, her dead body tossed face-down in a Brown County field, police arrested Messel as he walked out of his house carrying a trash bag.