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Case Number 12ISPC008482

Age: 85

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

County: Sullivan

Location of Crime: 10447 West CR 350 North, Merom, IN.

Circumstances: 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, age 85, of 10447 West County Road 350 North, Merom, IN.

On December 8, 2012, 85-year-old Lowell R. Badger was found deceased on the bedroom floor of his rural Sullivan County home at 10447 West County Road 350 North. Mr. Badger died as a result of a gunshot wound suffered during a burglary of his residence.

Taken during the burglary was Lowell’s safe, a light to medium dark gray color, measuring 23 1/2 tall, 17” in depth, and 17” wide, in pristine condition, and manufactured by John D. Brush and Company. (The photo is of a similar safe; Mr. Badger's safe was in pristine condition.) Also taken was his black 46” Sony Bravia LCD television.


Law enforcement and the Badger family continue to solicit help from the public. Anyone with information is strongly urged to call Indiana State Police Detective Mike Taylor at the Putnamville Post at 1.765.653.4114 or the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 1.812.268.4044. All tips will be investigated and person(s) can remain anonymous.

A reward of $30,000 has been established and is available for person (s) who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Lowell’s death.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to contact Sergeant Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 1.765.653.4114.

Anyone with information concerning any of these cases, please contact:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
1927 West US 40
Greencastle, IN 46135
1.765.653.4114 or 1.800.225.8576

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