On October 26, 1965, Indianapolis police answered a call saying that a girl had died. The call came from a pay telephone in front of a Shell station in a poor section of the city. When the cops got to the dingy clapboard home, they found the emaciated dead body of 16-year-old Sylvia Marie Likens, who had suffered a degree of abuse so tremendous, a prosecutor later called her killing “the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana.”
On June 6, 1983, an Indiana police task force looking for the Highway Murderer receives a phone call. The called points to Larry Elyer as the suspect, and has knowledge of the case that had not been released.