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Convicted Murder Robert Lee Moved To Indianapolis

Last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - 57-year-old murderer Robert E. Lee has been moved out of Bloomington’s parole district and is now being housed at a Harding Street inn in the Indianapolis parole district.

A check of Indiana's Sex and Violent Offender Registry showed Lee is now being housed in a room at America's Best Inn at 4585 South Harding Street in Indianapolis.

Lee was convicted in 1987 of the murder of Ellen Marks, a 31-year-old former Indiana University graduate student whose dismembered body was found in trash bags partially buried on the city's west side. Her head and hands were never found.

The crime closely matched a one-page description of how to kill and mutilate a woman that Lee had written in tiny print in a spiral-bound notebook.

He also has a conviction, from 1973, for an attempted rape at knife point in New York.

Lee served 25 years of a 60-year prison sentence on the murder conviction, with good-time credit plus time off for pursuing and obtaining several educational degrees.

Lee was released from the Branchville Correctional Facility on Saturday, Sept. 22, and brought to Bloomington to serve a year of parole. However he was turned away, after officials attempted to house him at Backstreet Missions and from a second undisclosed location in Bloomington because of the brutality of his crime and because of the attempted rape conviction.

Lee was next moved to Jennings County, where he spent nine days living in a house he shared with a 59-year-old violent sex offender in a rural area called Muscatatuck Caverns near the town of Butlerville

Last Monday, Lee got moved again.

As stipulations of his parole, Lee was immediately fitted with a GPS ankle bracelet upon his release from so his whereabouts can be monitored by officials and law enforcement.

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