SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. — It’s been nine years since an 85-year-old retired farmer was found murdered in rural Sullivan County and police are still looking for answers.
Lowell R. Badger was found dead in his home on the morning of Dec. 8, 2012. Police think he was killed sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 9:23 a.m. on Dec. 8.
A safe and television were stolen from Badger’s home. The safe was gray, measuring 23 ½” tall, 17” deep, and 17” wide. It was in pristine condition and manufactured by John D. Brush and Company. The TV was a black, 46″ Sony Bravia with an LCD screen.
Over the past nine years, Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office have been tirelessly working the case. Police have conducted nearly 170 interviews, investigated more than 275 tips, and searched Sullivan County on foot and with aircraft, boats, all-terrain vehicles, and SCUBA divers.
Investigators believe someone in the community has information on Badger’s death. They are being urged to come forward and share what they know with police.
Anyone with information on the death of Lowell Badger is urged to call Indiana State Police Senior Trooper BJ Patterson or First Sergeant Jason Fajt at the Putnamville Post (765) 653-4114 or Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom or Chief Deputy Jason Bobbitt at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 1-800-589-0805. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
A reward of $50,000 has been established for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Badger’s death.