A Lawrenceburg man and an Indiana man have agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in a case against those they believe concealed the death of a Danville man and ran a multi-million marijuana farm in Gravel Switch.
Dean Heckathorn of Indiana said he went to Michael Hays' house in Forkland on Easter Sunday and saw the body of Russell "Rusty" Marshall, 31, of Danville, on the living room floor.
Heckathorn said he helped Michael Hays; his wife, Trena Hays; and her son, Derek Keith Brummett, wrap Marshall up in plastic and put him in a horse trailer.
No one has been charged yet with killing Marshall.
Marshall's body was found buried on a 22-acre farm in Odon, Ind. that belonged to Ken and Nancy Heightchew of Newcastle, Ky. Neighbors near the Indiana farm, who didn't want to be identified, said that Hays kept horses in the stables there.