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Family member asks community to help murdered truck driver's widow

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FERDINAND, IN (WFIE) -

A family member is headed to Detroit to claim the body of a Dubois County truck driver.

Police say the body of 31-year-old Mike Boeglin, of Ferdinand, was found early Thursday morning in the burned out cab of his truck. 

The medical examiner says Boeglin died from several gunshot wounds.

Authorities say after the fire was put out, they found five shell casings outside the truck cab and then discovered Boeglin's body.

Family members tell us they were told the motive for the crime was robbery.

Boeglin's widow, Ashley tells us her husband was in Michigan to make a delivery and was anxious to return home this weekend to work on the nursery for their unborn baby.

Ashley's due date is the day after Thanksgiving.

Now that Mike is gone, David Clark, Ashley's dad, says she has no one to help work on the house. David said it would be nice to get help from the community to finish the baby's room and the kitchen.

Clark also says the Boeglin's do not yet have supplies for child care, such as diapers and food.

Clark says he will help as much as he can but there's only so much he can do since he is physically disabled and is currently a volunteer for the Army Corps. of Engineers in London.

"They have no mortgage payment but we just found out this morning that Ashley's and Mike's joint bank accounts have been put on hold for 45 days," says Clark. "So Ashley doesn't have a whole lot of money, because they had joint accounts. And she just doesn't have a whole lot of money to live off of."

Funeral arrangements for Mike Boeglin have been set in Ferdinand. Ashley Boeglin says visitation will be at Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church on Sunday July 6th from 2:00 to 8:00 in the afternoon, again 9:00 to 10:00 the following Monday morning, and then the funeral will begin after Monday's visitation.

David says an account is also being set up at German American Bank for donations.

If you want to donate money to the fund you can do that at any German-American Bank branch.

If you want to donate child care items or help with the upkeep of Ashley's home you can call David Clark at (812)306-7696.

Ashley wrote a 'thank you' note on her Facebook page Friday to thank the community for their support and prayers:

I wanted to say thank you again to everyone for the prayers. Please keep sending up prayers to Mike. He will be making his way back home to us shortly. I also wanted to let everyone know that we have set a date for the funeral. We are going to have visitation at the Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church (the church Mike and I were married in) on Sunday July 6th from 2-8 p.m. ET and then visitation again on Monday from 9-10 am ET and then the funeral will start at 10 am. After the funeral we will immediately have the burial at the church cemetery. Everyone please come on Sunday, Monday or both. I know Mike would love for everyone to come and I would love to see everyone as well during this time to celebrate his amazing life.

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