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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a Jeffersonville man found shot in the head several times might have been the victim of a robbery.
Authorities also believe Anthony Redd's body might have been in his truck for several hours before it was discovered because of its location hidden behind an abandoned building on Mitchell Avenue.
A passerby walking along nearby railroad tracks saw Redd slumped over in his Chevy Silverado Saturday evening. Authorities say Redd was likely shot Friday night, according to Det. Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department.
The truck was taken from the scene and was being processed for evidence Sunday.
"Police are telling us that he got shot several times in the head and that it was a robbery that went bad," said Donita Wickliffe, Redd's sister.
Redd's relatives embraced each other as they met at the crime scene Sunday to take a look for themselves. Leftover police tape was still tied to a fence near where his truck was discovered.
Redd's family members say his cell phone and wallet were missing.
"There's no way he would have driving down here willingly. No way," Wickliffe said.
Police are looking into the possibility it was a robbery but aren't sure which crime happened first.
"Granted, he is in a better place but we can hardly sleep at night because we don't know who do this to the person we loved," said Brittany Head, Redd's niece.
Anthony Redd lived in Jeffersonville but worked in New Albany as a welder.
His relatives describe him as "loving" and can't piece together why this would happen.
"Please come forward. We love him so much. We just need some closure. That's all we need is some closure," said Head.
Closure -- they say -- would come in the form of an arrest. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Jeffersonville Police anonymous tipline at 812-218-TIPS.