Case File: 999UMIN
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Mushroom hunters found the victim in a shallow grave on an abandoned farm near Sumava Resorts, along with three other victims. The victim had been drugged, bound and stabbed to death. Two of the additional three victims were identified via dental records. The third victim 1384umin, remains unidentified. They were all victims of serial killer, Larry Eyler.
The victim had been picked up while hitchking in July of 1983 near the intersection of US 41 and US 63 near Terre Haute in Virgo County.
Larry Eyler, a Crawfordsville native, confessed to murdering nearly two dozen young men in the Midwest in the early 1980s. He was dubbed the "Highway Killer" because of where most of his victims' bodies were found - left in locations between Eyler's two residences in Terre Haute and Chicago. His path often followed U.S. 41 in Indiana and Interstate 57 in Illinois.
Five victims have been found in Newton and Jasper counties, and all linked to Eyler. Eyler would take victims from southern Indiana and bury them in northern Indiana - and vice versa - to avoid detection.
Eyler, who was convicted of murder and other charges in Illinois and Indiana, died while in custody in Illinois of AIDS-related complications in 1994.
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Last Updated: 7/27/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator