Man behind ‘I-65 killer’ cold cases identified

Must read

U.S. economy shrank at 1.5% rate in the first quarter

The U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year even though consumers and...

More baby formula will soon hit store shelves, FDA says

Millions of cans of baby formula will hit U.S. store shelves in the coming weeks and...

Climate change case against Exxon can proceed, court rules

A lawsuit by the state of Massachusetts accusing ExxonMobil of misleading the public about climate change...

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police has identified the man behind the “I-65 Killer,” also known as the “Days Inn Killer,” who killed at least three motel clerks in the 1980s and 90s.

On March 3, 1989, the man killed Jeanne Gilbert and Margret Gill. Both of them were working at Days Inn in Indiana. Gilbert was working as a night clerk at the Days Inn in Remington and Gill was working 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 Jan. 2, 1990, ISP Sgt. Glen Fifield said. She was the only known victim who survived.

Unsolved Killings

Michael Conroy/AP

Family members of the victims of the “Days Inn” cold case murders listen as the Indiana State Police announces 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 investigative genealogy.

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

harry greenwell 1.jpg

Photo Provided/Indiana State Police

Harry Edward Greenwell mugshot

harry greenwell 2.jpg

Photo Provided/Indiana State Police

Harry Edward Greenwell mugshot

The FBI released the following timeline of events and information.

fbi timelines on 65 killer.jpg

WRTV Photo/Nikki DeMentri

FBI similarities.jpg

WRTV Photo/Nikki DeMentri

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

Glen Fifield

Michael Conroy/AP

Indiana State Police Sgt. Glen Fifield announces the identity of the suspect in the “Days Inn” cold case murders 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 investigative genealogy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

On Tuesday, personnel from Indiana State Police, the FBI and Elizabethtown Police Department are scheduled to provide an update on the cold cases. Several other law enforcement agencies also attended.

Copyright 2022 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sign up for the Breaking News Newsletter and receive up to date information.

More articles

Latest article

U.S. economy shrank at 1.5% rate in the first quarter

The U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year even though consumers and...

More baby formula will soon hit store shelves, FDA says

Millions of cans of baby formula will hit U.S. store shelves in the coming weeks and...

Climate change case against Exxon can proceed, court rules

A lawsuit by the state of Massachusetts accusing ExxonMobil of misleading the public about climate change...