Suspicious Death: Joseph Smedley
Suspicious Death

Joseph Smedley

A suspicious suicide leaves the family wanting more answers.

Last updated: March 23, 2021

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  • LocationBloomington, Indiana
  • BirthdayMarch 27, 1995
  • Date FoundSeptember 28, 2015

Some of the most puzzling cold cases are the ones where there is a dispute over whether or not a death was a suicide. The death of Joseph Smedley II is one such case.


Joseph was a well-liked, intelligent, 20-year-old student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He was studying biochemistry and pulled all A’s and B’s his first semester. He rushed then joined the Sigma Pi fraternity during his second semester, and...

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4:45am - Location of Joseph's cell ping (Griffy Lake)

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