Serial Killer: Larry William Eyler *The Highway Killer*

Victims
Steven Crockett, 19 [10/23/1982 Kankakee, IL]
John R.F. Johnson, 25 [11/1982 Lowell, IN]
Steven Ray Agan, 23 [12/19/1982 Newport, IN]
John Roach, 23 [12/22/1982 Belleville, IN]
Ervin Dwayne Gibson, 16 [1/24/1983 Lake Forest, IL] (no picture)
John Daniel Bartlett, 19 [3/4/1983 Lake Village, IN]
Edgar Underkofler, 26 [3/4/1983 Vermillion County, IL] (no picture)
Michael Bauer, 22 [3/8/1983 Lake Village, IN]
Richard A. Wayne Jr, 17 [3/21/1983 Belleville, IN] (no picture)
Jay Trulon Reynolds, 29 [3/22/1983 Lexington, KY] (no picture)
Gustavo Pineda Herrera, 26 [4/8/1983 Lake County, IL]
Jimmie T. Roberts, 18 [5/10/1983 Cook County, IL] (no picture)
Daniel Scott McNeive, 21 [5/7/1983 Belleville, IN]
John Ingram Brandenburg Jr, 19 [5/29/1983 Newton County, IN]
Ralph E. Calise, 28 [8/31/1983 Lake Forest, IL] (no picture)
Eric R. Hansen, 18 [9/27/1983 Kenosha, WI (suspected)]
David M. Block, 22 [5/7/1984 Lake County, IL]
Daniel Bridges, 16 [8/21/1984 Chicago,IL] (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Steven M. “Steve” Crockett
Find-A-Grave: John R. F. Johnson
Find-A-Grave: Steven Ray “Steve” Agan
Find-A-Grave: John Lee “Johnny” Roach
Find-A-Grave: Ervin Dwayne Gibson
Find-A-Grave: John Daniel Bartlett
Find-A-Grave: AB Edgar A Underkofler Jr
Find-A-Grave: Michael C. Bauer
Find-A-Grave: Richard A. Wayne Jr.
Find-A-Grave: Jay Trulon Reynolds
Find-A-Grave: Gustavo Pineda Herrera
Find-A-Grave: Jimmie T. Roberts
Find-A-Grave: Daniel Scott McNeive
Find-A-Grave: John Ingram “Johnny” Brandenburg Jr.
Find-A-Grave: Ralph E. Calise
Find-A-Grave: Eric R. Hansen
Find-A-Grave: David M. Block
Find-A-Grave: Daniel H. “Danny” Bridges
Painter charged with one murder is suspect in 18 gay stabbings
Professor who lived with Eyler charged in ’82 torture killing
Professor Acquitted of Murder May Return to Teaching
People of the State of Illinois v Larry Eyler 1985 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Larry Eyler 1990 Confession Letter
People of the State of Illinois v Larry Eyler 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Death Row Inmate’s Death May Solve Several Unsolved Slayings
Indiana Unsolved: Identities sought for 2 victims of ‘The Highway Killer’ Larry Eyler
KN Cold Cases: Eric Hansen, found Oct. 4, 1983
Profile: Larry Eyler
Murderpedia: Larry Eyler
Wikipedia: Larry Eyler
Remains from 1983 ID’d as Chicago victim of serial killer Larry Eyler
Mystery solved as DNA linked to US serial killer
1983 Indiana Remains ID’d as Chicago Victim of Serial Killer Larry Eyler
Chicago man ID’d through genetic genealogy nearly 40 years after 4 human remains discovered in shallow IN grave
What To Know About The Highway Killer Before ‘Mark Of A Serial Killer’ Returns
Find-A-Grave: Larry Eyler

Podcast
Larry Eyler: Highway Killer

Books
Freed to Kill: The True Story of Serial Murderer Larry Eyler
The Highwayman: Larry Eyler, the Hoosier Highway Killer

Movies/Documentaries
The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science: Body Count
The Mark of a Serial Killer: Larry Eyler


Larry Eyler

Monsters Among Us: Ronald Whitehead strangled Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar, who was 5 months pregnant, with an electrical cord and beat her with a steel rod; Sentenced to 54 years in prison


Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar

Find-A-Grave: Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar
Teen-age janitor held in reporter’s murder
A teen-age janitor has been charged with murder in…
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1983 (mistrial)
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Parole board denies clemency for man who killed
Find-A-Grave: Ronald Keith Whitehead

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 31734
First Name RONALD
Middle Name
Last Name WHITEHEAD
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/1964
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Deceased
Earliest Possible Release Date 11/08/1996

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 08/28/1984
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 54 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number SV 84 4
County of Conviction LAGRANGE
Projected Release Date 11/08/1996

Murder In The Family: April Lynn Kuchta Wright and her wife, Rachel Rose Wright, charged with the murder of April’s 10-year-old little brother, Leviticus “Levi” Kuchta, who was apparently beaten to death over time


Levi Kuchta

Sister of 10-year-old boy found dead in ‘deplorable living conditions’ charged with murder
Indiana woman, wife charged with murder of 10-year-old brother found with makeup covering injuries
Little Boy Allegedly Killed by Older Sister Had Makeup Applied to Numerous Injuries & Skull Dislocated from Spine, Doctor Testifies
2 charged with boy’s murder after autopsy reveals evidence of ongoing abuse, police say
Doctor Details Injuries to Levi Kuchta Before His Death
Doctor Testifies That Indiana Boy Allegedly Killed by Older Sister Had Skull Dislocated from Spine, ‘Fresh’ Bruising to Testicles
gofundme: Levi Kuchta Memorial Fund
Ind. teen April Kuchta charged as adult in sex attack on disabled boy

Defendants
April Lynn Kuchta Wright
Rachel Rose Wright

First Midwest Bank robbery-murder: Hailey Gist-Holden and James King charged with bank robbery and the murder of Richard Castellana


Richard A. “Ricky” Castellana

Richard A. Castellana obituary
Find-A-Grave: Richard A. “Ricky” Castellana
Tinley Park security guard fatally shot – Northwest Indiana bank remembered as devoted to family
Security guard killed in Gary bank robbery honored at White Sox game
Security guard shot, killed in Gary bank robbery ID’d; 1 suspect in custody, 1 on run
1 in custody after security guard shot, killed prior to bank robbery in Gary
Security guard killed in bank robbery was former Cook County Sheriff’s Office deputy
Tinley Park man identified as bank security guard killed in Calumet Township robbery attempt; one suspect in custody, police say
Man charged with murder of security guard prior to robbery of Gary bank; search continues for second suspect
Florida man indicted in federal court for Gary bank security guard’s death
2nd suspect arrested in Gary bank robbery, security guard’s murder after week on the run
Second Suspect Arrested in Killing of Gary Bank Security Guard
Feds: Owner of semi-pro football team charged in murder of Gary bank security guard
Gary man returned to Indiana on bank robbery murder count
Accused bank robbers face new federal charges

Defendants
James King –
Hailey Gist-Holden –


Hailey Gist-Holden

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KING, JAMES ANTHONY
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 24
Location: Lake County Jail
Race: African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 21N029821
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 07/02/1996
Additional Information:

INMATE INFORMATION

Boyfriends From Hell: John Gonzalez beat his girlfriend, Melissa “Lisa” Attkisson, to death; Sentenced to almost 90 years in prison


Lisa Attkisson

Melissa (Lisa) S. Attkisson obituary
Facebook: Lisa Goodman Attkisson
45-year-old woman dies in homicide at home in Greencastle
Man arrested, charged in connection with Greencastle homicide
Attkisson murder investigation ongoing, even as trials on hold
Terre Haute man charged for Greencastle murder
Court documents reveal gruesome scene in Putnam County murder investigation leading to Terre Haute man’s arrest
Jury now selected, Attkisson murder trial to commence Monday
Terre Haute man sentenced for the gruesome murder of Greencastle woman
John Gonzales Gets 90 Years for Murder of Melissa Attkisson
‘John, Please Make It Stop’: Indiana Man Sentenced to Nearly 90 Years in Prison for Beating Girlfriend to Death as She Begged for Mercy on Video
Terre Haute Man Sentenced to More Than 80 Years In Prison For Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: GONZALEZ, JOHN HOSEA
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Location: Putnam County Jail
Race: Hispanic
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 7872
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 02/13/1991
Additional Information:

Deadly Cousin: Justin Lee Miller charged with the murder of 1-year-old Mercedes Lain; Her parents are charged with neglect


Mercedes Christine Lynn Lain

Mercedes Christine Lynn Lain obituary
Judge allows Tiffany Coburn and Kenneth Lain to leave jail for Mercedes Lain’s funeral
11-month-old Mercedes Lain found deceased in Starke County
Press briefing announced concerning the Mercedes Lain case
Missing 11-month-old Mercedes Lain found dead in Starke County, investigators say
Justin Miller facing murder charge in death of Mercedes Lain, according to Starke County Prosecutor’s Office
Father of Plymouth baby found dead has conviction for letting man abuse another daughter
Death of 11-month-old Indiana girl ruled homicide
11-month-old Mercedes Lain found dead days after being reported missing
Justin Miller says he’s not guilty of murdering 11-month-old
Man allegedly involved in 11-month-old Indiana girl’s death charged with murder
Father of Plymouth baby found dead has conviction for letting man abuse another daughter
Special prosecutor appointed in Mercedes Lain murder case
Prosecutor seeks habitual offender status for Mercedes Lain’s mother

Defendants
Justin Lee Miller
Tiffany Coburn
Kenny Lain

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: COBURN, TIFFANY JO
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 32
Location: Marshall County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 69428
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 12/22/1988
Additional Information:

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: LAIN, KENNETH ROBERT
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 41
Location: Marshall County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 20766
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 11/04/1979

Girlfriends From Hell: Sarah Marie Bierly charged with the murder of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, Misty Ann McDowell


Misty Ann McDowell

Misty McDowell obituary
Pekin woman charged with murder of boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter
‘I want her to suffer’: Grieving Indiana mom wants toddler’s alleged killer to feel her pain
ISP: Woman charged with murder in death of 2-year-old
Southern Indiana woman charged in death of boyfriend’s 2-year-old
Pekin woman now facing murder and aggravated battery charges in death of toddler
Southern Indiana woman arrested, charged with murder in death of toddler

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Justin Girdler and Vivian Moore charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Dennis Dziwulski


Dennis Dziwulski

Dennis A. Dziwulski, Jr. obituary
Human remains in woods leads to murder charges, investigation
Harford County native killed in Indiana; girlfriend’s son charged with murder
Stories of suspect, mother change in murder of missing man
Switz. woman takes plea deal in murder case
Indiana woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for boyfriend’s death
Sheriff: Woman receives 30-year sentence for murder of man in Switzerland County
Mom Sentenced to Decades in Prison After Son Kills Her Alleged Abusive Boyfriend With Hammer
Switzerland County Woman Sentenced For Her Role In Death Of Ex-Boyfriend

Defendants
Justin Girdler – awaiting trial
Vivian Moore – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: GIRDLER, JUSTIN LEE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Switzerland County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 618296
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 04/23/1993

INMATE INFORMATION

VIVIAN M MOORE
DOC Number 286109
First Name VIVIAN
Middle Name M
Last Name MOORE
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/0000
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Central Office Admin Inbound
Earliest Possible Release Date 07/18/2039

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/14/2021
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 28 00 00000
Type of Conviction F1
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 78C01-1807-MR-000290
County of Conviction SWITZERLAND
Projected Release Date 07/18/2039

Mothers From Hell: Nicole Groleau charged with the child abuse homicide of her son, Ace Nicholas Jade Groleau-Cook


Ace Nicholas Jade Groleau-Cook

Ace Nicholas Jade Groleau-Cook obituary
PD searching for mother wanted for infant’s death
‘I’m going to give you shaking baby syndrome’: Mother accused in infant son’s death
Kokomo PD searching for mother wanted for infant’s death
Kokomo woman wanted by police for death of her 10-month-old son arrested
Kokomo woman turns herself in to authorities in connection to death of 10-month-old
Mother charged in homicide of Kokomo infant
Police arrest Kokomo mother accused of infant’s death

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: GROLEAU, NICOLE BRIANN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Howard County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 29679
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 08/13/1990
Additional Information:

Monsters Among Us: Gary Cecil Ferrell II charged with killing Promise Mays and her grandmother, Pamela Sledd; State seeking the death penalty

Victims
Promise Mays, 21
Pamela Sledd, 62

2 women dead in shooting at Clinton County plant, suspect in custody
NHK shooting suspect Gary Ferrell awaits charges as police search his Frankfort home
2 dead after shooting at Indiana factory: Sheriff’s office
Docs: Man tried to force woman into trunk before killing her and her grandmother at Frankfort plant
Grandmother, granddaughter dead after shooting at automotive plant near Frankfort
New details released in deadly NHK shooting
Grandmother, Granddaughter Shot Dead By Coworker At Frankfort Factory
Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Frankfort double shooting
Prosecution seeks death penalty for suspect in NHK shooting
Who is Gary C Ferrell II? Indiana automotive plant shooter kills woman and her granddaughter

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: FERRELL, GARY CECIL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 26
Location: Clinton County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 46447
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 07/25/1995
Additional Information:

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