Aprina Paul Update: Former Burglary Accomplice Says Nathan Middleton “Talked of Wanting to Kill People”
This just came in about an hour ago.
Apparently, the authorities are not half-stepping in the least. They just didn’t want to tip their hands. They suspect Middleton of murder one. Court documents filed in Rock County indicate that police gathered over 100 pieces of evidence at the home of Nathan Middleton, 12016 West Highway 14, in Porter, WI where Aprina Paul died. These include a baggie of marijuana and many far more gruesome articles. Read on:
An affidavit for a search warrant for the property states authorities suspect the man renting the home, 29-year old Nathan Middleton, of first degree intentional homicide.
Authorities say Middleton has told detectives Paul answered his online ad seeking sex, and after taking Paul to his home, they had sex and used drugs, and Middleton discovered Paul unresponsive the next morning. Authorities say Middleton said he burned Paul’s body in a burn pit he dug on the property.
Search warrant records state officers seized a chainsaw, tools, women’s makeup, fixtures, material from the burn pit, sixteen possible teeth, a bag of marijuana and many other items.
Middleton remains in the Rock County jail on a probation hold. Middleton was convicted in 2005 of armed burglary. Court records show a burglary accomplice told a detective Middleton talked about wanting to kill people.
Circumstantial, that last sentence. But it’s definitely on record. All the cops need to do is to continue to build the case.
That admission by the accomplice occurred some eight years ago.
Aprina may not have been his first victim; but for damn sure, she may have been his last.
Get this, too: Middleton’s baby was in the back seat of the car he was driving when he picked up Aprina. I’ll bet that this was a way of disarming Aprina and allaying some of her fears. This guy wouldn’t mess with her if he had a baby.
Earlier, he had dropped off Brittney Humphrey at her job. The child is variously described as being between 5-8 months old. Some have identified the little girl as being Middleton’s child, other sources have described her as being Brittney Humphrey’s daughter. I think that this is merely to indicate that the pair were not yet married.
Anything that Middleton is saying about Aprina using drugs or accepting cash for having sex, the authorities are taking with a grain of salt. Meaning, since he’s destroyed possible corroborating evidence (Aprina’s body, purse, ID, etc.), they can’t confirm it readily, and it could mean that he is lying.
This article linked above also relates that the cops will be interviewing Brittney Humphrey in more detail very soon. That development promises to be very interesting. If Humphrey’s a smart woman, she’d better tell all that she knows because it appears that the fuzz are not going to let anyone off the hook.