A Crooked Odyssey


HISTORIC COVERAGE  •  Dec 7, 2012 12:12 am

A Crooked Odyssey

When the phone rang, Dana Jones was at his desk at the mission. The caller was from Indiana parole. “Do you take murderers?” the man asked, off-hand.“Yes,” Jones said. “We have before.”


HISTORIC COVERAGE  •  Jun 19, 1987 12:00 am

Lee convicted

A jury of seven men and five women found Robert E. Lee guilty Thursday night of the dismemberment murder of Ellen Marks.



When a man has no anchor to his job or to others, his chance of turning to crime is great, says William Sharp, the retired Owen County judge who sentenced Robert E. Lee in 1981 to two years in prison.


Oct 14, 1986 12:00 am

Victim was reclusive, friends say

Shelter from the rain, clothes rescued from campus dumpsters and a life with few possessions were enough for former IU graduate student Ellen Sears Marks.