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Season 2, Episode 22: A Death in Columbus: The Unsolved Murder of Doug Suns

Season #2 Episode #22

On August 31, 1986, Doug Suns was shot in the head during an apparent robbery at the Kocolene gas station on Jonathon Moore Pike. He was working alone on the late night shift. The 22 year old died the next day at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Local police say this is the only unsolved homicide in Columbus, Indiana. Every victim deserves to have their story told, but not every story gets made into a book. Maybe if this one had been, the victim’s family would have the answers they’ve searched for for so long.

I hope that someone who listens to this episode knows who is responsible for Doug’s death. If that person is you, please contact authorities and tell them what you know.

You can call Columbus Police at 812-376-2600, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Tips can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers won’t ask your name, and they don’t use caller ID.


Local news article about the search for Doug's killer


Crime Stoppers USA website


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