One Year Later, Tom Biedenharn's Murder Remains Unsolved

Hidden Valley resident Tom Biedenharn was found murdered in his home on Memorial Day 2018.

Tom Biedenharn was discovered murdered in his home in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Memorial Day 2018. Photo provided.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - This weekend will mark one year since Tom Beidenharn was murdered in his Hidden Valley home.

The 73-year-old was found dead in his home on Highridge Court on Memorial Day 2018.

Relatives had hoped for a quick resolution in the murder case. But one year later, there has been no arrest of the person, or persons, responsible for taking Tom's life.

A former University of Cincinnati basketball player in the 1950s, Biedenharn was a grandfather with a heart as big as his stature. He volunteered to transport nuns to visit with prisoners on death row. Tom was also a life skills coach to recovering addicts at Transitions Grateful Life Center in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Indiana State Police are continuing to investigate Biedenharn’s murder as the May 28 anniversary nears, following up on all tips the agency receives.

“I was just talking with our lead detective about this case the other day since the anniversary has arrived,” said ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, the public information officer at the ISP Versailles Post.

“I know the case is still very active. Detectives are still continuing to pursue leads.”

One of the billboards seeking tips regarding Tom Biedenharn's murder is along U.S. 50 in Aurora. Photo by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3.

Biedenharn’s relatives say that advertising company Lamar has helped in placing advertisements with Tom’s photo on a handful of billboards in the area, asking the public for help in solving the case.

Updates and pleas for information are shared on the "Who Killed Big Tom" Facebook page.  

The family is continuing to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information that can help detectives, call the Indiana State Police Versailles Post tip line at (877) 477-1847.    


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