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Sam Kessler's Death Still Unsolved
Updated February 6, 2017 7:07 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Former Montgomery County Commissioner Sam Kessler was found murdered at his residence at 8737 East State Road 234, Ladoga.

(MONTGOMERY CO.) - Five years have passed since the death of Sam Kessler.

The former Montgomery County Commissioner was found murdered at his residence at 8737 East State Road 234, Ladoga.

The Indiana State Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department have put countless hours into tracking down leads and follow up interviews to try and solve this homicide.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call on January 29, 2012 at 11:24 a.m. from a business acquaintance of Mr. Kessler's. The acquaintance was unable to reach Mr. Kessler by phone and decided to stop at the residence to check on him.

A door of the residence was found ajar and upon entry to the home, Mr. Kessler was found deceased in his bedroom. Evidence at the scene and the fact that Mr. Kessler had sustained a wound to his body suggests foul play.

Evidence at the scene suggests the home was ransacked, but it is unclear at this time, if anything was taken. No other information concerning the wound or evidence will be released.

Mr. Kessler had spoken with relatives at approximately 11 a.m. on January 28, 2012. Detectives believe the crime occurred between 11 a.m. on the 28th and 11:24 a.m. on the 29th.

The family of Sam Kessler, the Indiana State Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate this crime.

Leads and tips on the crime have fallen off and we are asking for help on getting this solved. Anyone with information, or if they heard information about the case, you are asked to contact the Indiana State Police at Lafayette or the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. All tips will be investigated and you can remain anonymous. All information will be kept confidential.

Contact information for the ISP will be Master Trooper Detective Jay Harper at (765) 567-2125 and for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department it will be Detective Aaron French at (765) 362-3740 Ex. 220. Again, no information is too small to follow up on.



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