Criminal Investigations Division of the Shelbyville Police
Department is comprised of three Units; General
Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, and Cold Case
General Investigations Unit utilizes 5 Investigators, one of
which works the evening shift.
These Investigators work all investigations which
include Crimes against the Person, Property Crimes and
General investigators regularly receive training in evidence
collection, interview and interrogation, digital forensics,
cyber-crimes, forensic pathology, homicide investigation,
sexual assaults, and crimes against children, to name a few.
Investigators are equipped with and utilize some of the latest
technology in lifting latent fingerprints, collection of DNA,
and work closely with the Department Crime Scene Technician
and Property Room Division.
Investigators pride themselves with having close working
relationships with outside agencies and services such as: The
Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, The Indiana State
Police, and The Indiana Department of Child Services, and many
investigators work closely with surrounding law enforcement
agencies and meet with them regularly, as crime has no
boundaries and we are often working cases involving the same
Shelbyville Police Department is requesting the public’s
assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible
for these crimes. Anyone with information is asked to contact:
Police Department Detective Division at (317)
Stoppers at (317) 262-8477, or
Detective Captain William Dwenger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra D. (Kuhn) Gahimer was murdered in her home at
1107 Elm Street on January 12, 1997. She died
from "Incised wounds to the neck."
Shelbyville Police Department received a 911 call from
a pay phone around 11:55 p.m. on the night of January
12, 1997. The call was from Jennifer Gahimer
(daughter). The call was in reference to a
well-being check. When officers arrived the
front door was open and when the residence was
searched, the victim was found deceased.
James J. Ryon was found murdered in his apartment at
515 Eastern Avenue on January 31, 1980. He died
from a gunshot wound to the head.