Indiana State Police asking for public’s help solving cold case

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. -- Detectives from the Indiana State Police Putnam Post are asking for the public’s help in the death investigation of a retired farmer.

ISP with the assistance of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, is continuing an investigation into the 2012 death of 85-year-old retired farmer Lowell R. Badger.

Badger was discovered on his bathroom floor, deceased, on Dec. 8, 2012 at his residence in the 10000 block of W. County Road 350 North, officials say.

An investigation determined Badger died from a gunshot wound following the burglary of his residence.

Lowell’s John D. Brush and Company safe, described as light to medium dark gray in color measures 23.5 inches tall, 17 inches deep and 17 inches wide was stolen. Another item taken was a 46 inch Sony Bravia LCD television.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 812-268-4044 or detectives at the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a $30,000 reward.

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