Indiana Soldier Slain in U.S. Apparently Murdered

Ronald Evans Taylor, 28, was apparently murdered blocks from his off-base home

By Lisa Balde
|  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 2:02 PM CDT
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Police continue investigating the apparent murder of Alex Taylor, 28, a U.S. Army sergeant from Wheatfield, Ind.

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A soldier from Indiana who completed two tours of duty in Iraq was killed Friday in Kansas in an apparent murder.

Ronald Evans Taylor, 28, a U.S. Army sergeant from Wheatfield, Ind., was back in the states seeking medical discharge after he was injured during his second tour, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

Riley County Police said they received a 911 call at 10:27 p.m. Friday for an automobile accident. Taylor was found shot twice and passed out in a car that crashed into a house. He was killed about a block or two from his off-base home in Ogden, according to the Post-Tribune.

Taylor's brother, Alex, said he looked like he was "trying to get away from whoever was trying to hurt him." After worrying about his brother for years overseas, Alex Taylor said it's unexpected he would be killed at home.

Police continue to investigate leads. Funeral arrangements are still pending.

Taylor, a graduate from Kankakee Valley High School in 2001 and a combat medic outside of Baghdad, leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old son.

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