For Immediate Release - April 10, 2009

Barnstable County Grand Jury returned indictments against Robert B.Vacher

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Barnstable Chief of Police Paul McDonald announced today that a Barnstable County Grand Jury returned indictments against Robert B.Vacher (DOB: 11/20/88) of Yarmouth in connection with the Murder of Jordan Mendes, age 16 of Hyannis. Robert Vacher was indicted for First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Improper Disposal of a Body. The Defendant will be scheduled for arraignment in Barnstable Superior Court in the upcoming weeks.

The burning body of Jordan Mendes was found in a pit off Jennifer Lane, in Hyannis, on December 16, 2008.

The case remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office and the Barnstable Police Department.

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