In November 2001, an unidentified man walked into a liquor store in Terre Haute, Indiana. He got some beer from the freezer, then pointed a gun at Billy Brossman, the clerk. After receiving all the cash in the register, he told Brossman to walk to the back of the store. As Brossman was walking, the man shot him once in the head, killing him instantly.
This is one of those cases where the offender can be seen very clearly on the video camera. He's a white male, 6'0, between 30-40, with a receding hairline. My belief is that he probably changed his appearance drastically so that the camera footage won't be any use.
The scary thing about this case is that I doubt it's the only time this man has murdered. To kill a man over something like a few dollars in the register (I think he left the beer) shows that it was probably a thrill kill for this guy. He may even be in prison for another crime, and just hasn't been identified yet.
Admin Note #1: Based on crime location, our advice for anyone with information on this case would be to contact Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers (Indiana): www.wvcrimestoppers.org/
I agree that this is one of the scariest unsolved murders AMW has ever profiled. It was so completely random and brazen, and the fact that he just shot and killed Billy before running off is somewhat telling. I'm astonished that the suspect doesn't at least have a name attached to him; the surveillance tape is actually pretty good, and you can clearly see his face.
Have police ever revealed exactly where the liquor store was located? I'm wondering if it was just off of a highway or located in Terre Haute proper. Also, how long did it take for Billy's body to be found? All this factors in to how far the suspect might have been able to get that night.
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 13, 2016 14:24:45 GMT -5
I came across the 2004 web.archive.org version of the Terre Haute, Indiana Police Department which mentions that the liquor store where Billy Brossman was killed in was on Prairieton Road. I went on google maps and saw that Prairieton Road is a north/south street that goes across Interstate 70 and while it doesn't have an exit ramp with the interstate, it's right next to a major street with one.