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Indiana State Police Requests Assistance Identifying Cold Case Homicide Victim

March 6, 2013
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03/07/13 The Indiana State Police, in conjunction with Jasper County Coroner Dr. Andrew Boersma and Newton County Coroner Scott McCord, are seeking the identity of three unidentified male homicide victims. All victims were discovered in October 1983, but may have gone missing as much as a year before their discovery.

The first and second victims were located in Newton County, Indiana, one half mile north of State Road 10, on the west side of US 41 in Lake Village. The third victim was located off of County Road 100 West, one quarter mile south of Bunkum Road in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Victim #1 (see attached photo) is a white male, between 17-23 years of age, around 5’02”–5’09” in height, and with light to normal muscularity for a young adult male. Victim #1 has two tattoos on his right forearm: one is described as a jail-type modified cross and the other as a modified rectangle. The victim was found wearing a pair of size 30×30 brown slacks, size 10½ brown ankle-high fleeced boots, Jockey brand underwear, along with one white tube sock with black/red stripes, and one white tube sock with red/blue stripes. He may be from the Southwestern to central part of Indiana, Eastern part of Illinois, or Kentucky.

Victim #2 (see attached photo) is a black male, between 15-18 years of age, around 5’8 to 6’2 (possibly 5’11) in height, and with normal muscularity for a teenage male. He was possibly last seen near Terre Haute, Indiana between State Road 63 and US 41, and was recovered at the same location as Victim #1. Victim #2 was wearing a white T-Shirt, Levi’s brand jeans, a stretch belt with the word Devil in red on the band and a gold buckle saying JEANS, pajama bottoms (27” inseam), size 34 boxer shorts, size 10 black fleece-lined suede Hush Puppy brand boots, a white tube sock with red/blue stripes and a white tube sock with blue/yellow stripes.

  Victim #3 is a white male, between 20-22 years of age, around 5’06”-5’08” in height, with a slight build and reddish shoulder length hair. He was possibly last seen on US 41 near Vincennes, Indiana. Victim #3 was wearing Levi’s brand jeans, tennis, shoes and a gray hooded sweat shirt. He may have had a lighter with the name Arlene on it (see attached photo).

If anyone has information on the identity of these individuals, please contact the Indiana State Police at (800) 453-4756 or CIS@isp.IN.gov.

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