More Human Remains Found at Home of Indiana Serial Killer Herb Baumeister


WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified another set of human remains found at the former residence of Indiana serial killer Herb Baumeister.

In a recent news release, the office announced that remains recovered in 1996 from Fox Hollow Farm in Westfield were identified as Jeffrey Jones.

Last year, other remains from the site were identified as Allen Livingston, who had been reported missing in 1993. Jones becomes the third person identified from remains found at the farm.

Fox Hollow Farm was once the home of Baumeister, an Indiana serial killer suspected of luring gay men to his home before killing them and disposing of their bodies on the property in the mid-80s and mid-90s. More information on the case against Baumeister is available here.

Jones’ remains were identified following an “extensive forensic genetic genealogy investigation” by the coroner’s office and the FBI. Jones, a resident of Fillmore, was reported missing in August 1993.

Over 10,000 pieces of remains, including bones, fragments, and body parts, have been recovered at Fox Hollow Farm. Investigators still have four DNA profiles yet to be identified, totaling 12 known victims.

“Because many of the remains were found burnt and crushed, this investigation is extremely challenging; however, the team of law enforcement and forensic specialists working the case remain committed,” said Jeff Jellison, the Hamilton County Coroner. “A special thanks goes to the very talented and hardworking people at the FBI, Indiana State Police Laboratory, Dr. Krista Latham of the Biology & Anthropology Department at the University of Indianapolis, and DNA experts from Texas-based Othram Laboratory.”

The four unidentified DNA profiles will be sent to the FBI for genetic genealogy investigation, according to the release.

Reports indicate the investigation began in 1996 when Baumeister’s 15-year-old son discovered bones on the family’s 18-acre estate. Baumeister died shortly after.

David Gay
David Gay
Digital Reporter. A native Houstonian and Texan, David previously worked at the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas. He is a 2019 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In his spare time, David likes to attend as many concerts as possible, root for the Houston Astros, go to movies, explore local pizza and coffee shops in the area and go to his church.

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