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Police investigating Graysville area homicide, need public's help


Police believe a Graysville man was killed inside his home this weekend and ask anyone in the area who noticed suspicious activity to contact them.
Lowell R. Badger, 85, was found dead inside his home at 10447 W CR 350N Saturday morning. He was fully clothed on his bedroom floor and displayed obvious signs of trauma, according to Indiana State Police.
State police also report that electronics and other items appear to have been taken from Badger’s home.
Police request anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between 8 p.m. Friday and 9:23 a.m. Saturday to contact ISP detectives at the Putnamville Post, (765) 653-4114.
Badger, a retired Sullivan County farmer, was found dead by his son Saturday morning, who was making a routine visit to the home. The son called 911 at 9:23 a.m.
Dr. Roland Kohr is scheduled to perform an autopsy on Badger today at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Police report that additional information may be released after the autopsy or when deemed appropriate.
State police detectives from the Putnamville Post, along with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, are in charge of the investigation. The lead investigator is ISP Detective Tom Hanks. Assisting were ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald, multiple ISP detectives, Sullivan County Sheriff Bryan Kinnett and deputies, Sullivan County Deputy Coroner Rick Weaver, Sullivan County Prosecutor Bob Hunley, Sullivan County EMS and Turman Township Fire/Rescue.

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