New book highlights long-ago Tipton, Howard counties murders | Tyler Juranovich | Kokomo Tribune | October 8, 2020
TIPTON – A Kokomo woman shot in the face twice by her boyfriend after rebuffing his advances. A Civil War veteran who shoots and kills a man in a downtown Kokomo hotel bar and gets away with it. A man sentenced to life for the poisoning deaths of his wife and her 8-year-old child.
Those stories and more are featured in No Place Like Murder: True Crime in the Midwest, written by Tipton’s own Janis Thornton. The book chronicles 20 true crime stories that “shocked the Midwest between 1869 and 1950,” including crimes committed in Howard and Tipton counties.