LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WISH) - Louisville Police are searching a southern Indiana landfill for a slain Carmel teen's remains. Nearly a week has gone by and the search has come up empty handed.
24-Hour News 8 Reporter Daniel Miller traveled to Louisville Monday night and talked exclusively to Compton's parents as police continue searching for their son.
It's been a week since 24-Hour News 8 reported that Andrew Compton's family from Carmel was searching for him. Nearly one week after the family learned what may have happened, they are still in Louisville.
Andrew's father talked about why they are not leaving.
One week ago 24-Hour News 8 talked with John Compton about the search for his son Andrew. Hours after the interview, the Comptons learned the man their son met online had something to do with his disappearance. John spoke about how they are dealing with the news.
"I don't know the answer to that," he said. "It's nothing you can put into words; it's been unbearable. It's something that I would never wish on anybody else."
On Oct. 28, Andrew Compton went missing from his Sullivan University dorm in Louisville. Investigators said the man Compton met online, 40-year-old Gregory O'Bryan, confessed to having sex with him and dumping his body.
For nearly six days, cadets with the Louisville Police Department have been searching an Indiana landfill looking for Compton's body.
24-Hour News 8 asked John Compton if he thinks O'Bryan is telling police the truth about where Andrew is.
"I think that the police would not be exhausting all the resources and time that they have if they didn't have good information to back that up," Compton said.
The Comptons have been in Louisville staying at an extended stay hotel. John Compton said although the search for his son is going on in Indiana, there's a reason why they are still in Louisville.
"We are here because we want to be close to the people that are involved in the search and (where) the investigation (is) based," he said. "We want to be close by; we've received a lot of support from the community and the hotel that we are in and we just feel compelled to stay where things began and with the people that are involved."
John and Angela Compton have been in Louisville since Oct. 31. They've kept many people updated about the search via Facebook and through a blog.
A Louisville Police investigator told 24-Hour News 8 Monday night the search for Andrew's body will continue Tuesday morning.
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