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December 10, 2012

Retired farmer death ruled homicide

MEROM — Indiana State Police detectives from the Putnamville Post, with the assistance of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, continue to investigate the death of retired farmer Lowell R. Badger, 85, of rural Merom.

Badger's son found him deceased on his bedroom floor at 9:23 a.m. Saturday during a routine visit. The victim was fully clothed, and there were visible signs of trauma. Electronics and other items were found missing from the residence.

Following an autopsy performed Monday morning at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr, Sullivan County Coroner Jeff Griffith released the manner of death as homicide and cause of death as a gunshot wound. To protect the integrity of the investigation, police are not releasing the caliber of the ammunition, the location of the gunshot wound or other details of the incident.

Several interviews have been conducted, but no arrest(s) have been made and none are imminent, according to a state police news release. Anyone with information in the case is urged to contact First Sergeant Jeff Hearon or Detective Tom Hanks of the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at (765) 653-4114. Detectives are interested in the time frame from 8 p.m. Friday until 9:23 a.m. Saturday.

The lead investigator is ISP Detective Tom Hanks. Assisting were ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald, multiple ISP detectives, Sullivan County Sheriff Brian Kinnett and deputies, Sullivan County Deputy Coroner Rick Weaver, Sullivan County Prosecutor Bob Hunley, Sullivan County EMS and Turman Township Fire/Rescue.

 

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