If you find yourself wanting to learn more about the data or statistics regarding the number of murders in Indiana by year, several law enforcement agencies’ websites, such as the Indiana State Police, provide information and analysis within their annual statistical reports. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes a Uniform Crime Report each year which shows, in detail, the types of crimes committed, crime levels, and crime locations within every state, county, and city. Another helpful resource is Project: Cold Case, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to publicize every unsolved murder in the U.S., in addition to connecting information, law enforcement, and families, and to help solve cold cases in that way. Project: Cold Case has created an all-inclusive database containing basic information for most, if not all, homicides across the United States. Their website also includes a page dedicated to showing the statistics for each state regarding the number of cold case homicides as well as the clearance rate for murders in every state individually.
According to Project: Cold Case, there were roughly 17,523 homicides in Indiana between 1980 and 2019. Around 10,318 of the homicides were solved through the years, leaving law enforcement with approximately 7,205 unsolved murders in Indiana. Using Project: Cold Case’s database as well as cold case or unsolved homicide webpages within multiple Indiana law enforcement agencies, you would easily be able to learn more about each unsolved murder in most regions of Indiana.
One of the categories you can easily search and view cases for within these websites includes unsolved murders in northern Indiana. Some examples of these cases include the 1987 murder of Linda Weldy, the 1986 murder of Brandi Peltz, the 2003 murder of Lawrence “Larry” Howard Groves, and the 1990 murder of Darryl Messer, among countless others. Other types of cases included on various sites or databases include unsolved central Indiana murders, which include the 1981 murder of Darlene Russell, the 1995 murder of Wilma Cheek, the 2002 murder of Nancy Lyons, the 1991 murder of Marsa Gipson, and the 1978 murder of Mary Beth Grismore, among many others.
In addition to those above, many unsolved murders in Indianapolis, Indiana, are included in lists, some of which include the 1975 murder of Vali Davis, and the 1980 murder of Lisa Reimer, among countless others. Finally, some examples of unsolved murders in Marion County, Indiana, include the 2017 double murders of Liberty “Libby” German and Abigail “Abby” Williams, the 2019 murder of Najah Ferrell, the 1995 murder of Johanna Weaver, the 1978 Burger Chef murders of Jayne Friedt, Ruth Shelton, Mark Flemmonds, and Daniel Davis, and the 1979 double murder of Timothy Willoughby and Mary Ann Higgenbotham, among many others.