According to a probable cause affidavit, Funke told police that he and Armstrong had been fighting, and that he thought she hit him in the head with a hammer, and that he had passed out. Police said Funke maintained that when he came to, Armstrong was dead on the floor and bleeding from the head.
Funke further stated he put a plastic bag over her head, wrapped her in a tarp and put her inside an outdoor trash container, according to police. From that information, police learned the trash from that residence was picked up and taken to the Wabash Landfill. In January, police went to the landfill and searched for six full days but did not find her body.