Tag Archives: #Indiana

The Pelley Family Murders

Lakeview Indiana, 1989. Someone enters the home of Reverend Bob Pelley, killing Pelley, his wife and two of her children. It will take more than a decade to bring the killer to justice. 

Photo from LifeTouch Photography

This episode written by Brittany Martinez. Audio production by Gray Multimedia. 

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Jeff’s sister believes in his innocence and has a website dedicated to freeing her brother from prison. Justice for Jeff

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Sources:

WCBI

My Crime Library

ABC News

Indianapolis Star Archives

South Bend Tribune Archives

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117 Carmen van huss

In March of 1993 Carmen Van Huss invites an unknown male back to her studio apartment in Indianapolis, the two have a beer, share a meal and Carmen pays for this dinner with her life.

Her case is being actively investigated by Lt. Will Carter of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Additional reading:

Indy Star

Justice for Carmen Van Huss (Facebook)

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90 – Osco #404

On a sunny, summer Saturday in 1990 all hell broke lose inside the Osco Store in South Bend Indiana. The store was robbed, leaving three dead and a mystery that lasted more than a decade before former employee, Charles Allen, was put on trial.

Was Allen responsible for the horrific robbery/murder? Or did South Bend police develop tunnel vision? Families would wait more than 10 years for an arrest and trial.

Source: South Bend Tribune

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Additional reading/Sources:

South Bend Tribune

No Fourth Trial – WNDU

Osco Sav-on Alumni club – Osco #404 tragedy

The I-65 Killer (Days Inn Murders)

In 1989 Mary Gill and Jeanne Gilbert were overnight employees at Days Inn properties in Indiana. Gill worked at the Merrillville location, and Gilbert near Rensalear. In the early morning hours of Friday March 3, each property was robbed, the women assaulted and murdered.

As DNA technology improved the murders were linked with the 1987 slaying of Super 8 motel employee Vicki Heath and two additional assaults. This serial killer has never been identified.

Composite sketch of the killer.

aerial view of Days Inn property

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