Answers still sought in death

June 17 will mark the 17th anniversary of the disappearance of former Carthage resident Nancy Lyons.

During the early evening hours of that fateful evening, Lyons was last seen alive at the Rushville Walmart after running errands and filling prescriptions at the local store.

Shortly before 11 p.m. the same evening, her 1993 red Nissan was found with the engine running and all of the items she purchased earlier that evening and other personal belongings in the vehicle at the intersection of CR 700W near CR 500N.

In the following days of locating her vehicle, numerous searches were conducted in various areas of the county and surrounding area to no avail.

At the time of her disappearance, Lyons, 46, had lived in Carthage.

Nearly four months passed before her remains were found nearly 60 miles away in a Bartholomew County field. Forensics found that Lyons died as a result of blunt force trauma at the hands of another.

Although the discovery of the remains allowed family members to bury their loved one, numerous questions remained, most importantly, who killed Nancy Lyons?

Those questions remain nearly two decades later and according to enforcement personnel clues have gone cold.

The family still holds on to the belief that someone knows something that will assist investigators in finding the individual or individuals responsible for the death.

Anyone who saw Lyons or her vehicle the night of her disappearance should contact the ISP Pendleton District at (800) 527-4752 or (765) 778-2121.

Contact: or (765) 932-2222 x106.