INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On the morning of February 17th 1992, Edgar Allen Isenberg had just pulled up to a Checkers gas station on 10000 block of Michigan Road. Isenberg managed the gas station, however, shortly after he opened the doors he was attacked.
The attackers struck Isenberg in the back of the head, knocking him out. The suspects grabbed cash, and left the scene. Emergency crews rushed Isenberg to the hospital, but 10 days later he died from his injures.
“He was my hero,” said Tim Isenberg, Edgar’s brother. Tim Isenberg is a First Sgt. with Indiana State Police Department. Isenberg, sat down with 24-Hour News 8, to share stories about his older brother.
In the aftermath of Edgar’s murder, police only had a vague description of two vehicles that were in the area at the time of the robbery. One vehicle was described a Buick Lesabre, the other was a green Chevy Caprice with front end damage. One clue may come from a robbery that happened at the gas station two weeks before Edgar was attacked. Police had a witness in that case, but not enough information to develop any serious leads.
It has been 24 years since Isenberg’s murder, and his family hasn’t given up hope that justice will be served.
Edgar or Eddie, as his family affectionately called him, served two tours in Vietnam. The chopper pilot received the distinguished Flying Cross, a medal given to any member enlisted in the United States Armed Forces who showcases extraordinary achievement while on a mission.
Once back on U.S. soil, Edgar, managed a number of fast food restaurants, and gas stations. He was one the oldest of six brothers, who got a kick out of keeping down conflict, with his quick wit.
“Eddie always worked hard, everyone looked up to him because he was the oldest, you always look up to your older brother,” said Isenberg.
Edgar’s loss devastated his entire family.
In a bible, Edgar’s now deceased mother, wrote a few sentences about her son’s murder after time passed and no arrests.
“The unbearable and senseless death of Eddie never seems to fade.”
Currently Edgar’s murder investigation is the only murder case in Hamilton County that remains unsolved.
“As my mom would say, if they don’t find the Lord, the Lord will find them,” said Isenberg.
If you have any information in Insenberg’s murder you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS, or 262-8477.