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Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases


INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police have identified the man behind the “I-65 Killer,” also known as the “Days Inn Killer,” which killed at least three motel workers in the years 80s and 90s.

On March 3, 1989, the man killed Jeanne Gilbert and Margret Gill. Both worked at the Days Inn in Indiana. Gilbert worked as a night clerk at the Days Inn in Remington and Gill worked at the Days Inn in Merrillville, according to Indiana State Police.

The man also raped and killed Vicki Lucille Heath at the Super 8 Motel in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Another woman working in Columbus was sexually assaulted and robbed on January 2, 1990, ISP Sgt. said Glen Fifield. She was the only known victim who survived.

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Family members of victims of the “Days Inn” cold case murders listen as Indiana State Police announce the identity of the suspect during a press conference in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Police identified the suspect as Harry Edward Greenwell more than 30 years after three women were killed and another assaulted using genealogy investigations.

On Tuesday, Fifield identified the killer as Harry Edward Greenwell. He died of cancer in January 2013.

Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases

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Photograph of Harry Edward Greenwell
Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases

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Photograph of Harry Edward Greenwell

The FBI has released the following timeline of events and information.

Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases

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Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases

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Investigators are working with law enforcement across the country to determine if Greenwell was a suspect in other cases.

Indiana State Police and FBI identify man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases

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Indiana State Police Sgt. Glen Fifield announces the identity of the suspect in the ‘Days Inn’ cold case murders at a news conference in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Police have identified the suspect as Harry Edward Greenwell over 30 years after the death of three women and another assaulted using investigative genealogy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

On Tuesday, personnel from the Indiana State Police, FBI and Elizabethtown Police Department are expected to provide a cold case update. Several other law enforcement agencies were also present.



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