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ISP > Newsroom > Cold Case Investigations > Pendleton District > Darlene Russell 09/20/1981 Darlene Russell 09/20/1981

Unsolved Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 41-09295

Age:  21

Sex:  Female

Race:  Caucasian

Case Date:  09/20/1981

County:  Wayne

Location of Offense:  Rural South Western Wayne County/Connersville, Fayette County

Circumstances:  On 09/22/1981, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the body of Darlene Russell was discovered in an isolated rural area of south western Wayne County just across the Wayne/Fayette County line. Darlene Russell, a Connersville, Indiana resident, was last seen alive on 09/20/1981 at 4:30 a.m., when she informed a family member she was going to hitch-hike to Kentucky. 

Anyone with information concerning this case, please contact:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
9022 South SR 67
Pendleton, IN  46064
1-765-778-2121 or 1-800-527-4752