UPDATE: Autopsy shows Graysville man died of gunshot wound
The following is an Indiana State Police news release:
Sullivan County Homicide Victim Died of Gunshot Wound
Sullivan County---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. A son found Mr. Badger deceased on the floor of his bedroom at 9:23 a.m. on December 8, 2012 with visible signs of trauma. Electronics and other items were found missing from the residence.
An autopsy was performed this morning at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr. Sullivan County Coroner Jeff Griffith has released the Manner of Death as “Homicide” and the Cause of Death as a gunshot wound. To protect the integrity of the investigation the caliber of the ammunition and the location of the gunshot wound will not be released.
Any further questions concerning the autopsy should be directed to the Sullivan County Coroner’s Office at 812-249-0297.
Questions concerning the investigation should be directed to ISP Sergeant Joe Watts.
Several interviews of various individuals have been conducted, but no arrest(s) have been made and none are imminent. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact First Sergeant Jeff Hearon or Detective Tom Hanks of the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114. Detectives are interested in the time frame from Friday, December 8th 8:00 p.m. until 9:23 a.m. on Saturday December 9. Anyone noticing suspicious person(s) or vehicle(s) in the area of the homicide is urged to call the Indiana State Police. Remember, no tip is too small.
No other information will be released at this time. Additional information will be released when it is appropriate and does not hinder the integrity of the investigation.