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Murder victim identified as police continue search for suspects

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Clarksville, Ind. police have released the identity of the man found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

The head of detectives for the Clarksville Police Department told us by phone that the victim is 48-year-old Steven Baldwin. A relative, his brother-in-law, found his body inside their home on Plum Woods Drive on March 11.

Detectives roped off a large crime scene Monday, searching for evidence and leads all day. So far, investigators have determined Baldwin was murdered sometime between 9:45 a.m. and noon.

That's because the brother-in-law who lives at the home told police he left around that time in the morning to walk to a store. He told police he discovered Baldwin's body when he returned just before noon and called 911. Police say the brother-in-law asked for EMS to come thinking it was a heart attack. Police say there was very little blood from the fairly close range gun shot wound. 

Police say four people, Baldwin, his wife, his step-son and brother-in-law, lived at the home on Plum Woods Drive, a busy subdivision between County Line Road and State Road 60.

The home has a Sellersburg address, but is within the town limits of Clarksville. By Tuesday, the crime scene tape was taken down. The family is still living inside the home. The step-son tells WDRB, "We're just still in shock about it."

Detectives used a metal detector as they searched the property, looking for evidence that might lead them to a suspect or murder weapon. So far, police have not found the weapon. Police will not say what kind of gun was used.

Neighbors did not report any suspicious activity.

One woman we talked to didn't want to appear on camera, but became concerned after EMS and police began showing up. Other residents were hesitant to talk about the activity in the upscale, quiet neighborhood.

An autopsy was finished in Louisville on Tuesday. Police say they are done investigating inside the house. Fingerprints lifted from the home are expected to be sent off to the lab.


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