BROWNSBURG, Ind. — For the first time in over two years, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office is releasing specific information as it seeks the public’s help in solving the killing of a prominent Hendricks County surgeon inside his Brownsburg area home on Thanksgiving Eve in 2019.

The sheriff’s office previously said the killing was the result of a home invasion robbery at the secluded house in the 5400 block of North County Road 1000 E. According to his obituary, Maar died “defending his family from an act of senseless violence.” He was preparing a Thanksgiving dinner when he “confronted the armed attackers and sacrificed his life.”

Maar’s home was at the end of a private drive, tucked away and not visible from the road. Those who knew him said he was an avid outdoorsman who worked for OrthoIndy and that he liked to hunt and collect guns.

Until today, detectives have never revealed what was stolen. According to detectives, family members said three guns were unaccounted for following the robbery:

  • a Limcat Razorcat 9mm;
  • a Limcat Wildcat 9mm and
  • a Wilson Combat Professional .45 cal.

“They’re unique, competition models, especially the Limcats,” retired Crime Guns Detective Ron Gray said. “They go anywhere from five to seven thousand apiece on the Limcats. There’s approximately 600 to 700 of each of those models made ever, so they’re very unique.”

Gray retired after 17 years as an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department liaison assigned to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Task Force.

“These guns are so unique that in my career I’ve never actually held a Limcat,” he said.

Greg Arkins retired from IMPD a year ago after 42 years on the force, nearly half of his time as a crime guns detective. He said he has never held a Limcat either.

“Those are not the common guns we saw on the streets every day,” Arkins said. “Indianapolis and central Indiana in general has always been a source area for gun traffickers. Guys come from Chicago and Detroit here and engage locals to go out and buy guns for them then they transport them back to Chicago.”

“A gun of that type, if that person knew what they have, they wouldn’t be something that you would find an easy market for and something like that could have very easily been transported out of the country for someone to make a great profit on,” he added. “If that was a targeted theft, the market would be high-end people, possibly even on the internet, but even out of the country because there’s a big market in the internal gun trafficking that goes on.”

A friend told Fox 59 News that Dr. Maar kept meticulous records on his gun collection.

“Normally most investigations, you’re going to enter them into the National Crime Information Center,” Gray said. “A data base that tracks all information and opens it up to law enforcement to where they can track stolen items and other things. If a police officer or law enforcement comes across one of these stolen items with the serial number, they’ll run it, and then it will come back as a possible stolen or a hit.”

Neither Gray or Arkins have been involved in the Maar investigation or could explain why Hendricks County detectives waited so long to reveal the gun evidence and seek the public’s help.

“With the pictures out there, it was probably a wise decision,” Gray said, “because now they’re so unique that if somebody has seen one, not only do they get ran but they can be sold person-to-person. If they’re sold person-to-person, they’re not gonna go back into the system, and somebody may not even know what they have or that it might be stolen.”

“Hopefully somebody legitimate purchased those guns from someone,” said Arkins, “and they’re willing to come forward, they want to help solve a murder, and they would come forward and tell who they got the guns from.”

If you recognize the guns, or have any information about the murder of Dr. Maar, call the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office at (317) 745-4270 and refer to case number 19-9241.