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Avery McMillan was found unresponsive inside a Bloomington house; cops on Wednesday arrested the homeowner in connection to her death.
Avery McMillan was 20 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Two weeks after Indiana University student Avery McMillan died under mysterious circumstances inside a home in Bloomington, a 33-year-old man who lived at the house was arrested in connection with the case.
According to charging documents, Eric Montgomery is accused of rape of a mentally disabled or deficient victim and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
On the morning of Aug. 17, deputies were called to an off-campus home where they found McMillan unresponsive and unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Montgomery allegedly told deputies that he met McMillan earlier that morning, saying they had sex in a parking garage before returning to the home, which his parents own.
Montgomery allegedly admitted to providing McMillan with alcohol and marijuana earlier that day and told a detective that he noticed that she was having trouble breathing. Montgomery allowed deputies to search his beige Ford Crown Victoria vehicle, where they found two liquor bottles.
Detectives also interviewed McMillan’s roommate, who said the two were at a house party the evening before McMillan’s death and said McMillan “got a little drunker than she intended or wanted to,” the affidavit states.
The roommate said that after leaving the house party, McMillan became aggressive during the car ride home, got out of the vehicle, and walked away without her phone, ID, or keys at about 2 a.m.
In the affidavit, the detective said surveillance footage from McMillan’s apartment complex shows the 20-year-old wandering around for at least two hours between 2:19 a.m. and 4:02 a.m.
She was unable to get into her apartment building without her key. In the footage, McMillan seemed “confused, disoriented, and frustrated” and often lost her balance, the detective said.
Around 5 a.m., a beige Ford Crown Victoria is seen pulling into the parking garage where McMillan was. The affidavit states that the vehicle was in the garage for approximately nine minutes before exiting. Afterward, neither McMillan nor Montgomery is seen in the parking garage surveillance footage.
Montgomery has not entered a plea to the charges as of Thursday, and it is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
An official cause of death has not been determined for McMillan.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please get in touch with the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.