For Immediate Release

Date: 01/03/2023

Location: 1 E. Main Street

Suspect Arrested #1: Dustin Neal, 35yo

Preliminary Charges: Murder (2 counts), Felony Murder (2 Counts), Robbery (2 counts)


The Fort Wayne Police Department is announcing the arrest of Dustin M Neal, age 35. Neal is charged with Two Counts of Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, and two counts of Robbery. Neal is charged with the 2017 Murders of Noele Trice, age 25, and Bryan Lash, age 29. Trice and Lash were murdered in their Weisser Park Ave home in the late-night, early morning hours of June 10, 2017. The Fort Wayne Police Departments Homicide Division and Cold case Unit have worked tirelessly with the Fort Wayne Police Department Crime scene unit, FBI, and the Allen County Prosecutors Office to arrest the Person or Persons responsible and bring them to justice.

The Fort Wayne Homicide Division and Cold case unit will continue the investigation as it proceeds. Anyone with information about this case please call Det. Brian Martin at 260-427-1369, or call crime stoppers 436-STOP, or email the P3 Tip line.