Despite anonymous letter, homeowner’s burglary case remains unsolved

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 21, 2014) -- Two months after a south side homeowner caught a burglar on surveillance camera, his case still has not been solved.

"Maybe we'll forget about it, but it won't be anytime soon," homeowner Casey Gaudin said.

Ever since seeing the man got up to his home, look in windows and eventually break into his garage, Gaudin's life with his wife and three kids hasn't been the same.

"It's really sort of gut-wrenching, because you want to protect your family and your children," Gaudin said.

The burglary happened in September. On the video, you can see the man approach the front door, then go back to the garage. He's seen casually loading items into his white late-model Honda or Toyota SUV before driving away.

"I've never really felt a feeling like that. It was really eerie," Gaudin told FOX59 at the time.

A lot has happened since then.

Gaudin received an anonymous letter in the mail from someone who said they saw his story on FOX59 and called in a tip to police. Gaudin hoped the tipster's information and a Facebook photo he obtained would crack the case, but it never did.

"We really feel like we went above and beyond," Gaudin said.

FOX59 sent the information to IMPD, where a spokesperson said it had been looking into and eliminated by detectives.

"Our detectives have done a ton of leg work on this case and it is still considered an active investigation.

Oftentimes, victims believe they have lead information, and sometimes they do, but each case is different and what the general public thinks is lead information oftentimes is different than what our detectives need to finalize a case or name someone as a suspect," Sgt. Kendale Adams said.

Gaudin said he wanted to thank the tipster for taking the time to call police and write him. He's hoping one more go at getting the video out there will provide another lead, even if it's for someone else's case.

"I would always urge people that if you see the stuff that’s broadcast on the news, we all have to work together to keep Indianapolis safe," Gaudin said.

If you have any information in this or other cases, you can always call CrimeStoppers to report an anonymous tip at (317) 262-TIPS.

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