Harry Edward Greenwell linked to serial murders

INDIANAPOLIS — For decades, the identity of an elusive character dubbed the “Days Inn” and “I-65” killer eluded police as investigators attempted to solve the murders of three women in the ‘Indiana and Kentucky in the late 1980s.

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials said they had solved the case.

Indiana State Police, along with several federal and local agencies, said investigators have determined that the now deceased Harry Edward Greenwell was responsible for the rapes and murders of Vicki Heath, Margaret ” Peggy” Gill and Jeanne Gilbert.

Investigators also linked him through further DNA analysis to a 1990 sexual assault of a woman in Columbus, Indiana.

Greenwell died in 2013 at age 68.

The young women worked as clerks at motels along the I-65 corridor.

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Police said on Tuesday there was a “strong possibility” that Greenwell was linked to a number of other unsolved murders, rapes, robberies and assaults. sergeant. Indiana State Police’s Glen Fifield said investigators are continuing to investigate whether he was linked to other violent crimes in the Midwest.

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