CRIME : (MARKET NEWS) : Burger Chef Murders : The Unsolved Burger Chef Murders in Johnson county.
At 11 p.m. on Nov. 17, 1978, four young people were closing for the day Burger Chef café at 5725 Crawfordsville Road in Speedway.
Jayne Friedt, 20, was the associate supervisor on duty that night. Other employees were Ruth Shelton, 17; Daniel Davis, 16; and Mark Flemmonds, 16. They were booked to remain two or three hours past their shift to clean down and prepare things for the morning shift.
On Nov 17, 1978, the #BurgerChef #restaurant in #Indiana was robbed by unknown suspects. Jayne Friedt, Ruth Shelton, Mark Flemmonds (16) and Daniel Davis (16) were abducted from the restaurant and taken to a wooded field in Johnson county and #murdered. https://t.co/oDatzGN4QP
— Cold Cases Maps (@ColdCasesMaps) March 9, 2018
The Burger Chef chain doesn’t exist any longer, however at the time was an Indianapolis-based organization with around 600 eateries across the nation. In the mid 1980s, it was absorbed by Hardee’s.
Around 12 PM, one of them opened the back door to take out the trash. What occurred next isn’t completely known, however none of the children made it home that night.
Their bodies were discovered two days in a bumpy, wooded area in Johnson County close to Center Grove High School. That was around a 40-minute drive from the eatery where they’d been snatched.
“Speedway native Alex Wisemiller created a GoFundMe page to raise $1,000 for trees to honor Ruth Shelton, Daniel Davis, Mark Flemmonds and Jayne Friedt. The four… https://t.co/QhqX5tleVr
— michelle pemberton (@MichelleRocket) July 11, 2018
Literally shitting my pants at the coincidence. I live in Plainfield, just picked up some Hardee’s and was listening to ep 196 of @MyFavMurder turns out it used to be the burger chef that Jayne Friedt used to work at. 😱 pic.twitter.com/lnkplvZmEp
— Kayla Hendricks (@dreamerslie) November 17, 2019
Special thanks to @3cpodcastindy for their responsible & diligent investigation of the Burger Chef murders, and for always remembering the victims. Jayne, Ruth, Mark & Danny will forever be remembered. https://t.co/NLdLkQZmk0
— Michelle Kaszuba (@MKazColdCase) November 18, 2019