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ISP > Newsroom > Cold Case Investigations > Lafayette District > James W. Ellis 02/10/2003 James W. Ellis 02/10/2003

Unsolved Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 14-33401

Age: 58

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Case Date: 02/10/2003

County: Fountain

Location of Offense: 1450 west, CR 800 south, Covington, IN

Circumstances: On February 10, 2003, James W. Ellis, was found dead in his backyard in rural Fountain county. The manner of death was determined to be homicide. The victim was an elderly recluse and had last been seen on December 26, 2002. He was discovered by relatives who had not heard from him in over a month.

Anyone having information concerning this case, please contact:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
5921 State Road 43 North
West Lafayette, IN 47906
1-800-382-7537 or 1-765-567-2125