One of two suspects in Fort Wayne man’s killing, dismemberment enters guilty plea

Jacob Carreon-Hamilton
Jacob Carreon-Hamilton(WPTA)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - One of the men charged in the murder of a Fort Wayne man has filed a guilty plea.

Mathew Cramer II, 21, is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and resisting law enforcement, while 20-year-old Jacob Carreon-Hamilton is charged with assisting a criminal, abuse of a corpse and resisting law enforcement.

In court on Thursday, Carreon-Hamilton pleaded guilty to all charges.

Shane Nguyen was reported missing by his family, triggering a Silver Alert.

His remains were later found in his van, which police said the suspects used to lead them on a chase.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Nguyen, 55, died from blows to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators believe Cramer slammed Nguyen’s head to the ground, killing him. Cramer and Carreon-Hamilton are accused of dismembering his remains at a local storage unit, then placing them in Nguyen’s van.

Carreon-Hamilton told detectives he wasn’t present for the killing, but Cramer said Carreon-Hamilton helped dispose of the body, according to police records.

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