News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 1, 2014

BREAKING: Arrest made in 39-year-old cold case

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man convicted of his second wife’s murder has now been charged in the suspicious death of his first wife in 1975.

Earl Leslie Taylor, 62, was arrested today on a Vigo County warrant for the death of 23-year-old Kathy Taylor, who was found dead in her home on April 2, 1975. She had been electrocuted in her bathtub after a clock radio fell into the water.

The arrest comes in Vigo County’s second-oldest cold case.

For more details on this case, return to and read Wednesday’s Tribune-Star.