MEROM ---- Indiana State Police detectives and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the death of 85-year-old Lowell R. Badger rural Merom
The body was found by a son on the floor of his bedroom at 9:23 on Saturday morning. Cause of death has been determined to be a gunshot wound.
"In an effort to generate leads that will solve this heinous crime, two agencies are partnering with law enforcement to offer cash rewards for information," Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Watts from the Putnamville Post stated in a prepared news release.
The Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest. Persons with information can submit their tips by calling crime stoppers at 812-238-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting their tips online at http://www.wvcrimestoppers.org/. Persons providing information can remain anonymous.
Secondly, the Indiana Farm Bureau is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction for person or persons responsible for the criminal acts related to this case.
Individuals interested in this reward may contact the Indiana Farm Bureau Legal Affairs Team at 225 South East Street, Box 1290, Indianapolis, IN. 46206 or 317-692-7840 or www.farmbureau.org.