Name: Steven W. Hendricks
Age: 22 years old
Last Seen: September 5, 1988
Location: Washington, Indiana
Status: Still missing
22 year old Steven Hendricks was last seen in Washington, Indiana on September 5, 1988. He disappeared after a fire was intentionally set at his home, and hasn’t been heard from since.
Two weeks before prior to his disappearance, Steven’s fiance, 18 year old Rebecca Harvey, moved into the home he was renting on Oak Grove Road in Washington, Indiana.
At 3:30 am on September 5, 1988, a neighbor called police to report that Steven’s home was on fire. When authorities arrived on scene the fire was so extensive that the paint on the cars in the driveway was cracking and bubbling.
When they entered the home they found the burned body of Rebecca on the bed. She was alive and doused with gasoline before being set on fire.
There was no sign of Steven at the scene, and authorities believe he is a victim of foul play.
At the time of her murder, Rebecca Harvey was a senior at Washington High School and worked at a pizza place. Her case remains an unsolved homicide.
Steven never picked up his last paycheck from Craney’s Body Shop, and left $2000 worth of tools there. All of his personal belongings, including his wallet, keys, cars, and clothing, were left behind at home.
A former boyfriend of Rebecca’s from the Odon area was questioned, but was able to provide an alibi.
In 2019 police searched the Oak Grove Cemetery for clues in Steven’s disappearance, but whether anything was found remains unknown.
The location of Steven Hendricks, as well as the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, remains unknown. His case is classified as endangered missing and remains unsolved.
White male born on July 26, 1966. Steven has black hair, hazel eyes, stands 5’7 tall, and weighs 135 pounds.
His right hand has been broken from the little finger below his wrist two or three times.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Steven Hendricks please contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 482-1441, or the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 254-1060.
Resources & Further Information
Steven W. Hendricks – NamUs
Rebecca Harvey & Steven Hendricks – The Deck Podcast
Steven Hendricks – Indiana State Police
Steven W. Hendricks – The Doe Network
Steven W. Hendricks – The Charley Project
Police Search Cemetery – Washington Times Herald