trying to find info on murder
IndianaParanorma l

Livermore, CA

#62 Dec 28, 2007
Meandy wrote:
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I remember a multiple murder that took place about that time. The mother was shot but survived, her son and three step-sons died. I can't remember the names.
Feb. 14, 1977, in the western Indiana hamlet of Hollandsburg, four young robbers brandishing shotguns broke into a mobile home where a mother, her son and three stepsons were watching early morning television. As the climax to a robbery that netted only $30, the bandits ordered the boys, ranging in age from 14 to 22, to lie face down on the floor, then systematically shot all four in the head. The mother, Mrs. Betty Spencer, 43, survived only because her wig was blown off by a fifth shotgun blast and the robbers mistook it for the back of her head.
Marrence

Chicago, IL

#63 Feb 21, 2008
I found this on the web....
A Rockville woman who spent her life supporting victims of crime died
Tuesday. Betty Jane Spencer, the sole survivor of the infamous
Hollandsburg murders, died of lung disease in a nursing home Tuesday
at Clinton. She was 71.
Spencer lived 27 years of her life with the memory of her four sons
executed on the floor of her home, then spent a lifetime as a victim's
advocate.
Early Valentine's Day 1977, four men entered Keith and Betty Spencer's
home. After taking a few insignificant items, the gunman forced
Spencer, along with her son Gregory Brooks, 22, and stepsons Raymond
Spencer, 17, Reeve Spencer, 16, and Ralph Spencer, 14, to line up and
lie face-down on the living room floor.
Two gunman stood at their feet and two stood at their side, said Mike
McCarty, who researched Spencer's life for about 10 years. His book
about the murders, Choking in Fear, was released to the public in
February.
Spencer was shot in the back and pretended she was dead. The killers
kicked her, realized she was alive and shot at her head, McCarty said.
Her wig blew off and the assailants left. She suffered gunshot wounds
in her back and the back of her head. Her home's telephone lines were
cut, so she went to a friend's house and called police.
On March 9, four Montgomery County men were being sought in the
Hollandsburg murders. Soon Roger Drollinger, 24, Waynetown; Daniel
Stonebraker, 20, Darlington; David W. Smith, 17, Wingate; and Michael
Wayne Wright, 21, Crawfordsville, were charged with the murders and
sentenced to life in prison.
Spencer transformed her fear into action that helped many victims
across the nation.
Marrence

Chicago, IL

#64 Feb 21, 2008
It still haunts me. I lived in a trailer in West Lafayette at the time and I remember being scared to death because this was such a random act.
jaybee

United States

#65 Jul 22, 2008
want to know if anyone has info on a body found in a pond near Pendleton,IN in the 70's. I remember as a kid hearing about this. Apparently it was a headless body and if I remember correctly there was talk of the man being involved in the drug or mob world. I grew up in the area and cant find out if it was just a story or was an actual incident. Possibly this was mid-70's
Nat

Batavia, IL

#66 Sep 28, 2008
does anyone know what street the house in knightstown is on, i cant find info on it,i see pictures and stories but no street or a ruff idea what part of knightstown..i live in knightstown, just moved here.. i havent driven by it... atleast i didnt notice it, can someone give me a clue what part of knightstown its at.. if not an address, an idea of the streets around it, thanks nat
kyo

Burkesville, KY

#67 Oct 14, 2008
ooking for taz
Jerry

Glenview, IL

#69 Oct 30, 2008
jaybee wrote:
want to know if anyone has info on a body found in a pond near Pendleton,IN in the 70's. I remember as a kid hearing about this. Apparently it was a headless body and if I remember correctly there was talk of the man being involved in the drug or mob world. I grew up in the area and cant find out if it was just a story or was an actual incident. Possibly this was mid-70's
Yes, it did happen. I remember it too, but nothing, that I know of has ever come of it..supposedly a fire in downtown anderson occured around the same time (huge fire), and stories that I've heard relate the two incidents.
Jerry

Glenview, IL

#70 Oct 30, 2008
yes, it did happen, nothing, to my knowledge has ever come of it. There was a huge fire in downtown anderson around the same time frame, and stories I have heard have linked the two???? I was a child at the time, but I remember going downtown and watching the fire.
cheetah

Lisle, IL

#71 Nov 8, 2008
The downtown fire in Anderson, if it is the one that destroyed the Rivera Theater, was in the late 70s or early 80s (Definitely past 75 and before 83.)
Westerner

Rushville, IN

#72 Nov 8, 2008
Looking for info on the two boys who were killed in Parke County in July 1995, Duke Catlin & Rodger Crum.
lmcade

United States

#73 Jan 2, 2009
does anybody have the location on were the trailer was on when the hollandsburg murders happen at ?
Weaver

United States

#74 Jan 2, 2009
Here is what I found on Topix:
"If you turn right off of 36 just past the sign that say's Hollandsburg, go down that road until the next road and take a right, I know it happened down that road, but I am not sure exactly where. "
"it is right off Us Hwy 36 going East pass Bellmore & Rockville Ind
It is on the left hand side of the road "
"Jun 19, 2008
Mike Blankenship wrote:
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Did you ever find the house or do the story?
the house is gone, but i found the new trailer that is there. i decided to stop the story too many people are upset about this. "
" http://occasionaljustice.com/Drollinger.html "

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/bloomingdale-...
Linda Blair

United States

#75 Jan 2, 2009
lmcade wrote:
does anybody have the location on were the trailer was on when the hollandsburg murders happen at ?
starting out at Bellmore Indiana...take
Hwy 59 North...turn right/east at 350N..there will be a sign PARKEVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH...Just past a north and south running road, 900 E.it will be a blue modular on the left/north is on a small knoll by a stream.
April

United States

#76 Jan 12, 2009
I am looking for information on a murder of a woman named Renae or possibly spelled Renee Lewis and her daughter who was approx 10-12 years old at the time-I do not know the daughter's name. The man charged for the murder was her husband Brian Lewis. The child that was murdered was his step-daughter so they do not share the same last name. I believe this murder took place in spring/summer of 2005 in Shelbyville Indiana. I once knew them and I wanted to know what came about with the case. I have searched everywhere & cannot find any information...
brotherpank

Minneapolis, MN

#77 Jan 12, 2009
I've been in Shelbyville most of my life and know of all the places mentioned. I was wondering though, if anyone would hapeen to know any info on a missing man named Walter Smith Jr. He was from Flat rock Indiana and went by the nickname Tom. He went missing September of 2006 and we've done numerous searches but keep coming up empty. I know there is one of the Haition refugees names that keep coming up from the Shelbyville area, Thomas Blackburn for forging one of Walter's checks and traveling to Ohio to cash it. If anyone knows anything, please respond.
dude

Indianapolis, IN

#78 Jan 20, 2009
ok have u guys heard of the one when the dude and the girl went on a date and and crazy person got out of the lonny house and the girl heard a noise and got scared so they went home and then when the dude went to open the door for the girl and the hook was there the dude did not have a hand so he used a hook and do u guys know any good scary stories about noblesville
jean

Akron, OH

#79 Jan 24, 2009
Linda Blair wrote:
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starting out at Bellmore Indiana...take
Hwy 59 North...turn right/east at 350N..there will be a sign PARKEVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH...Just past a north and south running road, 900 E.it will be a blue modular on the left/north is on a small knoll by a stream.
NOT TRUE....My husband lived in Rockville and the home was destroyed years later by a heavy storm. LONG GONE but not forgotten.
Westerner

Windfall, IN

#80 Jan 25, 2009
jean wrote:
<quoted text> NOT TRUE....My husband lived in Rockville and the home was destroyed years later by a heavy storm. LONG GONE but not forgotten.
Does your husband remember anything about the car fire in 1995?
to April

United States

#81 Feb 21, 2009
You are looking for information on Malissa Rene' Lewis, and her daughter, Allie (Alauna Bell) Scott. Brian E. Lewis, her estranged husband, was convicted of their brutal murders, and is currently in prison. You can find this through the Indiana Dept. of Corrections. The murders took place in May or June, 2005, in Plainfield, IN. Stephanie LeMay-Luken was the prosecuter.
April wrote:
I am looking for information on a murder of a woman named Renae or possibly spelled Renee Lewis and her daughter who was approx 10-12 years old at the time-I do not know the daughter's name. The man charged for the murder was her husband Brian Lewis. The child that was murdered was his step-daughter so they do not share the same last name. I believe this murder took place in spring/summer of 2005 in Shelbyville Indiana. I once knew them and I wanted to know what came about with the case. I have searched everywhere & cannot find any information...
rangeline

AOL

#82 Mar 13, 2009
I have lived in Shelbyville my entire life and the KKK house is still there, someone commented and said it wasn't but it is, where I grew up and my parents live about a mile from this house and the electric bridge,warewolf hollow, and the smiling grave stones. That is not the only places in that particular area, my parents home is haunted and I have witnessed many things in this house and grew up with these hauntings, and to this day things happen there all the time.

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