August 8, 2001, Vincennes, Indiana: A small town is shocked and stunned as a young married couple, just sitting back watching TV and following their nightly routine, are suddenly and viciously murdered - by one of their own relation for no apparent reason; May 31, 2000, Bloomington, Indiana: A pretty young woman, popular, happy, and carefree and looking forward to the future suddenly vanishes into thin air, only to be found later dead, a possible victim of murder by jealous classmates; December 1, 1971, Indianapolis, Indiana: Three men known for throwing lavish parties, popular within their social circle, are found slaughtered in their home, possibly the victims of a life insurance scam gone horribly wrong; February 14, 1977, Hollandsburg, Indiana: A woman and her four sons are shot in the back of the head execution style - because one of their killers thought it would be “fun” to see how a human being died: April 7, 1989, Indianapolis, Indiana: A young woman is brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight in the laundry room of her apartment complex, and stuffed into a closet like trash, her killer still remaining at large to this day.
These crimes - and many more - are profiled in Murder & Mayhem in the Hoosier Heartland. In this book, the second volume in a trilogy of books by author David Boyer, these crimes are examined with a fresher, up to date perspective. Why weren't these crimes given more exposure, which may have lead to an arrest much sooner? How could someone just disappear without a trace, with so much critical evidence already present? Why would someone suddenly commit a terrible crime with no apparent motive or reason? Although at times stunning, shocking, and graphic in nature, this book will hopefully spark a memory or an idea that will shed a light on unsolved cases and bring the perpetrators to justice.