Arrests made in disappearance of Aberdeen native Morgan Bauer

August 7, 2023

PORTERDALE, Ga.–Two people have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of Aberdeen native Morgan Bauer.

In a statement Saturday night, police in Porterdale, Georgia said they had obtained arrest warrants and have taken two people into custody.

Johnathan Alexander Warren was arrested in Los Angeles, California for murder, aggravated assault, concealing a death and tampering with evidence.

Katelyn Goble was arrested in Peoria, Illinois on charges of concealing a death and tampering with evidence.

Police have not said what their relationship was to Bauer.

On July 27th, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a massive search of a home on South Broad Street in Porterdale.

Investigators say new evidence led them to that property, and they obtained a search warrant. They did not disclose what that evidence was but said the search had to do with Morgan Bauer.

Bauer was 19 when she vanished in February 2016 after leaving work. Her phone was last detected near the Yellow River, which runs right next to the property that was searched.

Bauer was 19 years old when she moved from Aberdeen to the Atlanta area in 2016. She disappeared just two weeks later.