October 29, 1997
Gibson County, Indiana
Andrea Michelle Hendrix-Steinert, 28, was found dead near Francisco, Indiana off Highway 351.
A highway worker spotted her nude body in a ditch. An autopsy revealed she had been strangled and had been dead anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Police say the victim wasn't killed where she had been found.
Andrea was last seen alive in the afternoon, October 27 at a gas station on the corner of Virginia and Fares in Evansville. Her body was found two days later.
Steinert had a criminal history in both drugs and prostitution, but family and friends say she was turning her life around, working a new job, and going to drug rehabilitation programs. When murdered, Andrea left behind a young daughter.
Detectives exhumed her body November 19th, 1997 hoping to find new DNA clues that would lead to her killer.
In 2007, her murder was loosely linked to Bruce Mendenhall.
To this date the murder remains unsolved.
If you have any information about the murder of Andrea Michelle Hendrix Steinert call Detectives at the Indiana State Police post at 1-812-425-2266.