Seymour woman arrested for hit and run death of Kirk Kindred

OWEN CO. – On Thursday, 32-year-old Bandi M. Burke, of Seymour, was arrested by Owen County Sheriff’s Department deputies for the hit and run death of Kirk Kindred in November 2020.

Bandi Burke

On November 30, 2020, Owen County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to State Road 67 North after a railroad worker discovered a body near the county line.

Kindred, 52, of Camby, died from blunt force trauma after being struck by a vehicle while walking on or near the roadway.

Investigators were able to isolate the make and model of the suspect’s vehicle based on debris found at the scene. Officers were able to link that vehicle to Burke.

Burke gave officers numerous accounts of how her vehicle was damaged including hitting a rock face, hitting a tree, or hitting a deer.

Detectives were also able to use GPS technology to determine Burke was in fact on State Road 67 at the time Kindred was stuck and killed and not on State Road 446 in Monroe County as she reported to her insurance provider.

Burke was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

She was booked into the Owen County Security Center and later released on a $30,000 cash bond with 10 percent allowed.

She is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing today in Owen Circuit Court I.

Assisting in the investigation was the Moragan County Major Crimes Task Force and the Owen County Coroner’s Office.