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Indiana State Police, as well as officials from the FBI and the Elizabethtown, Kentucky, police department, updated the media April 5, 2022, on an unsolved series of killings that took place decades ago.

The "I-65 Killer," also known as the "Days Inn Killer," raped and killed at least three women at motels along the highway's corridor in Indiana and Kentucky in the 1980s. A fourth victim in Indiana escaped, police said.

Here's a look at what we know about the case:
Was the I-65 Killer caught?

The "I-65 Killer" was not caught during his lifetime for his murders. Harry Edward Greenwell and was identified by law enforcement officials as the serial killer in 2022. He died of cancer in January 2013 in Iowa, investigators said.

Who were the I-65 Killer's victims?

The Harry Edward Greenwell's named victims as of April 5, 2022, are:

Jeanne Gilbert, found March 3, 1989, near Remington, Indiana.
Mary "Peggy" Gill, found March 3, 1989, in Merrillville, Indiana.
Vicki Heath, found Feb. 21, 1987, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

In 1990, a clerk at Days Inn in Columbus was working the night shift when a man sexually assaulted and stabbed her. She escaped and was able to describe her attacker to police. DNA linked the crime to the other women's killings.

More:Police say they've identified the 'I-65 Killer.' Here's what we know about the victims

Greenwell also sexually assaulted a woman in Columbus, Indiana, in 1990, according to a timeline released in 2022 by law enforcement officials.

Similar crimes took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Minnesota, Kentucky and Illinois.

Law enforcement officials on April 5, 2022, identified the serial killer as Harry Edward Greenwell.

Greenwell was born on Dec. 9, 1944, and had an extensive criminal history, said Sgt. Glen Fifield of the Indiana State Police. He escaped jail twice and frequently traveled across the Midwest, Fifield said.

Greenwell worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad for 30 years, according to his obituary.

Police on Tuesday said they?ve linked Greenwell to other crimes.

The Columbus Days Inn clerk who escaped her attacker described him as about 6 feet tall with greasy hair and a beard spotted with gray. He wore a sock hat, flannel shirt and jeans, and had lime green eyes, she told authorities. The composite drawing created from her description shows his right iris drifting up.
Who was Jeanne Gilbert?
Jeanne Gilbert

Jeanne Gilbert was a part-time auditor at the Remington Days Inn and a mother. The night of her death, she had traded shifts to watch her daughter's last game as a cheerleader.
Who was Mary 'Peggy' Gill?
Margaret ?Peggy? Gill

Gill was a 24-year-old night auditor at the Days In in Merrillville, where she'd been promoted from being a maid. She loved baking and decorating cakes, cross-stitching and painting.
Who was Vicki Heath?
Vicki Heath

Vicki Heath worked at a Super 8 motel in Kentucky. She was a 41-year-old mother of two and an avid reader. At the time of her death, she had recently gotten engaged.