The Indiana State Police, in conjunction with Jasper County Coroner Dr.
Andrew Boersma and Newton County Coroner Scott McCord, are seeking the
public’s help in identifying three male homicide victims, the remains of
whom were discovered in October 1983.
The three may have gone missing, however, as long as a year before their
bodies were found, ISP said.
The first and second victims were located in Newton County, one-half mile
north of Ind. 10, on the west side of U.S. Highway 41, in Lake Village. The
third victim was located off of C.R. 100W, one-quarter mile south of Bunkum
Road in Rensselaer.
Victim No. 1 is a white male, between 17 and 23 years of age, around 5’02”
to 5’09” in height, and with light to normal muscularity for a young adult
male. He 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 30x30 brown slacks, size 101/2 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, the eastern part
of Illinois, or Kentucky.
Victim No. 2 is a black male, between 15 and 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 between Ind. 63 and U.S.
41, and was recovered at the same location as Victim No. 1. Victim No. 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 No. 3 is a white male, between 20 and 22 years of age, around 5’06”
to 5’08” in height, with a slight build and reddish shoulder length hair. He
was possibly last seen on U.S. 41 near Vincennes. Victim No. 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.
If anyone has information on the identity of these individuals, please
contact the Indiana State Police at (800) 453-4756 or