Police said a Winchester man drove for as long as 15 hours with the body of a female overdose victim in the back seat of his car.

Ryan K. Fisher, 37, of the 800 block of Beeson Drive, has been preliminarily charged with reckless homicide and neglect of a dependent in the woman's death, which apparently took place on the night of Tuesday, April 4.

Fisher told authorities he was with Angela Kay Moore, 34, of Union City, when she overdosed while they were at a pond near Randolph County roads 900-N and 700-E about 10 p.m. that evening.

He claimed he tried to revive her by performing CPR for as long as three hours.

Fisher said "he didn't know what to do, so he drove around all night and through the day on Wednesday, April 5, with Moore in the back seat of his vehicle," Chad Puterbaugh, a Randolph County sheriff's detective, wrote in a report.

The Winchester man brought the body to Jay County Hospital in Portland about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Fisher at first told an Indiana State Police investigator he had picked Moore up after finding her walking along U.S. 27, and invited her to join him on a fishing outing.

On the way to the pond, he claimed, he and Moore argued about her desire to be driven to Ohio.

He said he parked the car and took a walk "to calm down," and returned to find Moore dead in the back seat of his car


During a later interview with Puterbaugh, Fisher acknowledged the story he told the state trooper was false.

Randolph County Prosecutor David Daly's office on Monday was granted 72 additional hours to file formal charges in the case.

Fisher – convicted of a burglary-related charge in 2015 – was being held without bond at the Randolph County jail.

The Winchester man was also convicted of two drunken driving charges in 2015.

Overdose victim Moore had faced several drug-related charges in Randolph County courts in recent years.

Those with adults when they became incapacitated can, depending on their response, be charged with neglect of a dependent.