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Three Greene County connected 'cold cases' featured on prison playing cards

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Three long-standing Greene County connected "cold criminal cases" and another with locals ties are getting some new attention in the form of a recreation game regularly played by inmates at Indiana State Department of Correction facilities.

Indiana State Police and prison officials are releasing a second edition of playing cards featuring profiles of unsolved homicides and missing people.

The card decks feature 52 unsolved Indiana cases and are the only cards inmates can buy at state prisons.

The state released a similar homicide deck in 2008.

Each card features a photo of the victim and details about the case.

Three area unsolved death cases are featured in this edition.

* The 5-Spades features 88-year-old Audra Page, who was found missing from her Pleasantville home in Sullivan County on July 9, 1996. Her body was found in Richland Creek near the covered bridge, south of Bloomfield, four days later. She is believed to have been forced from her home.

* The 9-Spades features 79-year-old Eva Hale. She disappeared from the Marco Cemetery on Sept. 15, 1996. She reportedly was visiting her brother's grave when she went missing. Her vehicle was located at the cemetery.

*The 10-Hearts - Vickie Lynn Harrell, who grew up north of Worthington, is featured. The 25-year-old girl was last seen Aug. 12, 1972 getting into her dark blue 1965 Plymouth Valiant at the Bloomington eastside K-Mart parking lot. Her body was discovered on a McCormick's Creek access road - of Spencer in Owen County. Her body was nude and there as evidence she had been strangled and there were two alpha characters carved on her chest post-mortem.

Officials say the cards could jar inmate memories or provide a clue to help investigators solve a case. Officials say they also remind inmates that the victims' families have suffered through the years.

If anyone has information about any case in this deck, they are asked to call the Indiana State Police Hotline 1 (800) 453-4756.

Online: Copies of the playing cards are online: http://www.in.gov/idoc/2827.htm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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What a great idea. Who ever thought of this should be given a raise. This should go on at the 92 county jails also.

-- Posted by UGBSM on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 3:26 PM

The STATE does not have money to give raises...... again this year!!

-- Posted by Maxine66 on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 4:02 PM

It would be interesting to know how many of the 2008 edition case's were solved from this?

-- Posted by greene co native on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 4:30 PM

Greene Co. Native, You took the words right out of my mouth...so how about it GCDW any stats on that?

-- Posted by lintonite on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 6:18 PM

Yall know the dude that pulled both those deals with the elderly was from clay county, with a past simular type m.o..if you dont have a reasonable idea call me.I can clue you in, but yall already know that dont ya,,,anything to save a snitch.

-- Posted by frank33s on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 11:10 PM

Frank, Who in the world are you talking about? You have piqued my curiosity! P.S. I guess still no stats on how many cases the last deck helped with if any?

-- Posted by lintonite on Sat, Jul 17, 2010, at 7:01 PM

I'm thinking if someone has info or KNOWS the identity of a killer and doesn't sing like a bird they are just as guilty.

(if you dont have a reasonable idea call me.)???

Why? because you were brave enough to post your number? Oh, that's right. We all have telepathy powers. Hope someone calls ya to get the scoop. My telepathy is being blocked by all the weather right now.

(,,,anything to save a snitch.)

You're saving them, too, if you know who they are and don't tell. Would you tell if it was your family?

-- Posted by keepinitreal on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 9:23 AM

If it were my family no one would ever know about it other than another missing ,,well you know psychic. Believe me I'm not the first nor last to know and some of those that do have badges ya feel me ---- dude ?

-- Posted by frank33s on Tue, Jan 4, 2011, at 2:49 PM

Eva Hale was my great aunt, what do you believe you know? If you truly know something then clue me in. What happened was terrible and needs justice!

-- Posted by L08 on Tue, Feb 1, 2011, at 5:22 AM

If anything you can bring closure to many people who have been wandering there whole life what happened. Please if you know something, tell me.

-- Posted by L08 on Tue, Feb 1, 2011, at 6:35 PM

Frank33s, are you on METH? Or are you to busy "METHIN" around with those kids!!!? It sounds like to me that you are awful worried about snitches. Are you one of them, or are afraid that one might snitch on you, which is it? You seem to know an awful lot about it! YOU FEEL ME?!!!

-- Posted by ts1969 on Wed, Feb 2, 2011, at 8:17 PM

Yes I was among the meth user's in Greene county but I passed my ten year clean mark a few months ago. Thank you for your concern though.

-- Posted by frank33s on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 5:04 AM

As a side note I have spoken with the I.S.P.D. detective about what I know.

-- Posted by frank33s on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 5:05 AM

Well the way you wrote on here made it seem like you haven't told anything to anyone. If your telling the truth then thanks for helping all you could.

-- Posted by L08 on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 2:52 PM

yes, thanks for helping all you could, its just a shame that the ISPD had to go to you instead of you volunteering your information before, like YEARS ago. And, well, thats good that you have passed your ten yr mark being METH free, but i think we both know why you are "ten Years" meth free, don't we? So forgive me if I'm just a little frustrated about the information you have given.

-- Posted by ts1969 on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 7:44 PM


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