Ruth Shelton 11/17/1978

Case Number 44-14915

Ruth Shelton

Case Date: 11/17/1978

Age: 18

Sex: Female

Race: Caucasian

County: Johnson

Location of Offense: In woods on CR 700N, east of SR 37

Circumstances: On November 17, 1978, the Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway, Indiana was robbed by unknown suspects. Four employees were abducted from the restaurant and taken to a wooded field in Johnson county and murdered. Their bodies were discovered on November 19, 1978. The Indiana State Police have focused this investigation on a group of individuals that were committing restaurant robberies at the time.

Anyone having information concerning this case, please contact:


Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
8620 E. 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
1-317-899-8577 or 1-800-582-8440