Updated: Jun 6
Jason Brummet was last seen March 28, 2021 about 3PM by his family at home in Lowell, Indiana. He was headed to see a friend and was expected back. He left with his vehicle (as shown below) by himself, with his wallet, cash, ID's credit cards and cell phone. He has never been seen again.
5/11/2021 The Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office requested a well-being check to be done by the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office at the residence which Jason's phone records sent them to. There, Jason's body was found, covered by clothing. Jason had been deceased for some time.
A woman at that residence, Jessica Merillat has been charged for Concealment of a Death. She told officials that she had been doing drugs with Jason on and off for several days. She left with another man from that residence, leaving Jason there, and said that when they returned later, they found that Jason was not breathing. They covered his body and left again.
The other man has not been publicly name, though it is believed he has also been charged, and has not been arrested.
Kankakee County, Illinois
Jessica Merillat, Arrested 5/27/2021
6/8/2021 @ 930AM Motion or Petition
6/16/2021 @ 930AM Arraignment