Please Help Bryan Haltom’s Family Find Justice

When a friend of mine told me about Bryan Haltom’s case, I felt that the least I could do was to offer a platform for this mother who continues to seek justice for her son nearly 18 years after his death. Lynn shares her story below. Please look carefully at Bryan’s picture. He was driving that car when he was murdered.

Please read and share. I can’t imagine the pain that Bryan’s mother, Lynn, endures.

Thank you.

Bryan Haltom

Bryan Haltom

18-year-old Bryan Haltom had his whole life ahead of him. In the early hours of July 17, 1996, he was on his way home. Only he never made it home. Instead, he was shot through the heart on the side of Highway 67 just North of Spencer, Indiana.

As we approach the 18th anniversary of his death, so many questions are left unanswered. Why was this teenager murdered? Why was a mother left without her only child? Does someone know what happened that night?

Bryan has not been forgotten. Answers are still being sought. Someone somewhere does know what happened that night. We will continue to fight in his memory until we know the truth.

If anyone has any information, please help.

Thank you isn’t saying enough in helping me seek answers on my son’s behalf,

“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

If you or anyone you know has any information on Bryan’s case, please contact:

Stacy Brown, Detective – Indiana State Police

Don Vandermoere, Prosecutor


  1. Lynn (Bryan's mom) says

    Thank you so very much Kristin for taking time out for me and Bryan. You don’t even know us, but are willing to help.

      • Joshua says

        I have lived h3ar all my life almost and anytime his name comes up someonr alway mentions harly meltons nefue as he was the sherrif it wasbeasy for it to go away i think it was him from what ive always been told i could not imagine lossing my son and im sorry u have had to go thru this for so long

  2. Chris says

    They need to dig more in to owen county COPS they now more then they will say this town is to small Avery one knows Avery one they know wat happend but they won’t risk there family name bull s**t

  3. Martha says

    I think you need to contact the world renoun psychic, Sylvia Browne. If not her then there are plenty of others that are good and accurate. And of course, a lot of phoneys.

  4. Martha says

    Wasn’t the case going to be televised on America’s Most Wanted or another program, I can’t remember? And then, even the TV network refused to go ahead with it for some strange reason.

    • Lynn Haltom Highland says

      Yes, Unsolved Mys flew me back and did a huge story on Bryan’s case. His best friend Frankie Woodruff took them everywhere around town. They spent hours doing a story. They told me that it was the best unsolved murder they had had in 11 years. (at that time). I didn’t hear anything from them and called them and they told me the case had been closed due to legal issues.

  5. Kaylee mccollum says

    I am from owen county and have always felt that someone knows what happen ans wish that aftet all these years they would cone forward so this family could have peace!

  6. Jason says

    I will never forget that night. Mr Coppege a man I respected was in tears telling me I could not use HWY 67 / 231. Brian and I had our last class of the day together. His funeral was sk hard and a friend of ours took it really hard. I was not sure how we were all gonna react. Now days kids get counselors and they call of school. We just had to figure it out. I remember everbody getting in their cars headed to Morgan County looking for the suspects car. Knowing in our minds the killer is in owen county.

    • Lynn Haltom Highland says

      You break my heart and at the same time make me such a proud mom. It means so much that so many of you cared for Bryan like you did. Is this Jason P? You can email me anytime. Much love to you.

  7. shelly says

    I think it all goes back to the sheriff at the time many rumors but nothing ever investigated prayers to the haltoms

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