(SULLIVAN) - Indiana State Police detectives from the Putnamville Post are currently soliciting help from the public with the nearly six month investigation into the death of rural Sullivan County farmer, 85-year-old Lowell R Badger.
With the onset of warm weather and the propensity for folks to be hiking, fishing, mowing, and other summer activities, detectives request people be vigilant of items which may have been discarded by the suspect of this crime; particularly in the area of State Road 154 West of US 41 and north, with special attention to areas around West County Road 350 North. Special attention should be given to roadsides, ditches, and wooded areas close to a road.
Possible items could be gloves, tools, knives, any type of firearm, and anything else that appears suspicious or out of place. Two specific items detectives are looking for is Badger's personal safe and a black 46" Sony Bravia LCD television, both taken during the murder. The safe is a gray substantially older model version, that is approximately two feet in width and depth and 3 ½ feet in height.
Should a person find such articles, contact the Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville, 765-653-4114 or the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office at 812-268-4044. Anyone with information in this case is urged to call ISP Detectives First Sergeant Jeff Hearon or Tom Hanks at the Putnamville Post.
Lowell Badger was found dead on his bedroom floor after suffering a gunshot wound sometime between 8 p.m. on December 7 and 9:23a.m. December 8, 2012. The Badger home is located at 10447 West County Road 350 North, Sullivan County.
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