DEARBORN COUNTY, Ohio -- Police hope the public can help them track down a "electric or bright blue" truck that might've been nearby when a former star basketball star was killed last week.
Thomas Biedenharn, 73, was found dead on Memorial Day in his Hidden Valley home.
He was a 6-foot, 7-inch junior center on the 1960-61 Elder team that was ranked No. 1 in the state and went undefeated during the regular season. The team was 20-0 before losing to Withrow in the district tournament.
Almost 60 years later, Biedenharn still holds Elder's record for highest season scoring average (24.8), which he set as a senior in 1961-1962.
He also played at the University of Cincinnati, and eventually moved away from the West Side and became a successful farm goods salesman.
Evidence at the scene indicated Biedenharn's death was caused by foul play, and a Hamilton County coroner's autopsy Wednesday ruled it a homicide, according to Indiana State Police.
ISP said a newer-model, four-door or extended cab truck might have been in the area when Biedenharn was killed. It was described as "electric or bright blue" in color.
Anyone that may have seen a truck matching that description in the area over the Memorial Day weekend is urged to call the Indiana State Police, Versailles-Criminal Investigation Division at 812-689-5000.
Anyone providing information about this homicide may remain anonymous.