5 years later: Police still looking for information in Lowell Badger homicide

Indiana State Police reports it has been almost five years since the unsolved homicide of 85-year-old Lowell R. Badger.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 8:16 AM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State Police reports it has been almost five years since the unsolved homicide of 85-year-old Lowell R. Badger.

Police believe Badger was killed sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 7th and 9:23 a.m. on Dec. 8 in 2012.

He was found dead from a gunshot wound on the floor of his bedroom in his home at 10447 West County Road 350 North in Sullivan County.

Badger was a retired farmer.

Indiana State Police report detectives have investigated more than 100 tips, conducted nearly 100 interviews and combed many areas of land and water in the Sullivan County area on foot, with aircraft, all-terrain vehicles, boats, and SCUBA divers.

Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office strongly believe someone in the community has information related to this case.

Items that were taken from Badger’s home included a light to medium dark gray safe that was 23.5” tall, 17” deep and 17” wide. It was in pristine condition and was manufactured by John D. Brush and Company. Police report his black 46” Sony Bravia LCD television was also taken.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to call:
*Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Taylor (765) 653-4114
*First Sergeant Jason Fajt at the Putnamville Post (765) 653-4114
*Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom/Chief Deputy Jason Bobbitt (800) 589-0805.

This is a very active investigation and all tips will be investigated. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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