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Unsolved Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 53-8856

Age: 28Marsa Gipson

Sex: Female

Race: Caucasian

Case Date: 08/27/1991

County: Putnam

Location of Offense: Westbound I-70 at the 33 mile marker in Putnam county

Circumstances: On August 27, 1991, at about 1:13 am, the victim and a male companion were traveling westbound on Interstate 70. As they traveled underneath the Manhattan road underpass, two large rocks (exceeding 15 lbs. each) broke through their windshield, one of which killed Ms. Gipson, who was the driver. The two rocks were obviously thrown from the overpass where at least two subjects were observed. This was not an isolated incident, as similar incidents had occurred from the Manhattan overpass and other nearby overpasses during prior months. None of the previous incidents caused death or serious bodily injury - although they could. The occurrences culminated with Ms. Gipson's death.

Anyone having information concerning this case, please contact:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
1927 West US 40
Greencastle, IN 46135
1-765-653-4114