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Unsolved Cold Case Homicide
Case Number 33-3866

Age: 18

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Case Date:  May 4, 1976

County: Lawrence

Location of Offense: Rural Lawrence County, IN

Circumstances:  On May 4, 1976, Bennett Brown was last observed in Chicago after completing his freshman year at Northern Illinois University, in Dekalb, Illinois (west of Chicago). Brown was believed to have been wearing blue jeans, white Adidas style tennis shoes and a red, hooded, front zipper type sweatshirt. Brown indicated he was leaving Chicago to go work at a boys’ camp, but the name of the camp and address is not known. Brown’s body was found in rural Lawrence County near the end of May. Evidence indicated Brown had been stabbed multiple times.

Anyone with information concerning this case, please contact:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
1500 N. Packinghouse Road, #200
Bloomington, IN 47404
1-800-423-1286 or 1-812-332-4411