According to court documents, Messel will now be represented by Bargersville attorney Dorie Maryan.
In 1996, a judge sentenced Messel to 14 years in prison.
"We know they came into contact after that taxi cab home. We know that she made it home," said Sgt Durnil.
When Messel didn't show up to work Friday morning, his coworkers knew something wasn't right.
BPD says Messel's arrest has provided "an avenue of investigation into Lauren Spierer's disappearance that will be diligently pursued."
INSIDE: Read the court documents filed in Daniel Messel's case.
Neighbors said everyone left town, but the front door was open and voices were heard inside.
She was two weeks away from commencement, having earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.