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Unsolved Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 31-01359

Age: 25Vickie Lynn Harrell

Sex: Female

Race: Caucasian

Case Date:  08/12/1972

County: Owen

Location of Offense: Concord Road, Spencer, Indiana

Circumstances: On August 12, 1972, Vickie Lynn Harrell was last observed getting into her dark blue 1965 Plymouth Valiant 4 door at the K-Mart parking lot on the east side of Bloomington, Indiana. On August 13, 1972, Harrell's roommate reported her missing to Bloomington Police. On August 14, 1972, Harrell's vehicle was found in a parking lot near the College Mall in Bloomington, Indiana.  On the same day, Harrell's body was discovered in Owen county on an access road to McCormick's Creek State Park, approximately 2.5 miles east of Spencer, Indiana. Harrell's body was nude and there was evidence that she had been strangled. A knife or sharp instrument had been used to carve two alpha characters on her chest, post mortem. 

Anyone with information about this case, please call:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
1500 North Packinghouse Road, #200
Bloomington, IN 47404
1-812-332-4411 or 1-800-423-1286