Police have made a couple of arrests in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Nashville man who was discovered in a fuel tanker earlier this summer.
Ryan D. Morrow, 37, of Tallula has been charged with concealing a death, a Class 2 felony, and aiding and abetting possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 4 felony.
According to WLDS, authorities have also arrested Billy T. Roof III, of Kankakee on similar charges. Court documents online confirm. and include another charge of unlawful use of account numbers valued at less than $150.
The body of Garrett Meyer was discovered on June 4 inside a fuel tanker trailer in Buckley, which is located 205 miles north of Nashville. Employees found him after investigating why the flow from the truck had slowed down. Meyer had been reported missing for 10 days before he was found.
In September, an autopsy from the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office reported Meyer had “toxic levels of amphetamines and fentanyl” and a blood alcohol level of .181. Coroner Bill Cheatum had ruled out any foul play or natural diseases, according to WCIA.
The arrests were made by the Iroquois Sheriff’s Office, the Kankakee police and the US Marshals Service.
Both Morrow and Roof are in custody in the Iroquois County Jail. Bond for Morrow has been set at $50,000, and he is set to appear in court on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Both men are in custody late Monday at the Iroquois County Jail, where they are held in lieu of bond.
The investigation is ongoing. The Standard will continue to follow this story and will post updates as more information becomes available.
Updated: 10-6-21 to include Roof’s charging information