Exclusive: Stepson of Sellersburg murder victim talks about tragedy


by Gene Kang


Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 6:01 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A community is on edge days after a man was killed inside his Sellersburg home. For the first time, Clarksville Police say someone forced their way into Steven Baldwin’s home earlier this month.

It’s something his wife had said all along. Baldwin’s stepson, Blake Glaab, talked with WHAS11 News exclusively about his loss.

"They were definitely best friends and she misses him a lot. We're going to miss him though. He's still going to be with us and that's the best part," Glaab said.

Holding back tears, Glaab remembered his stepfather who was shot to death inside their home last week.

"It's just that we're all in shock, can't believe it happened here, not in Sellersburg," Glaab said.

The high school senior says Baldwin, 47, was sleeping when an intruder broke-in and changed their lives forever.

"Me and him had just gotten the best part of our relationship and getting real close," Glaab said.

Although Glaab says Baldwin had guns in the house, there was no time to react.

"I think he was a second degree brown belt and he was a big guy. You think if anybody it's not going to happen to it would not be him. But he was asleep and caught off guard," Glaab said.

Family is in town from Madisonville, Kentucky to help out during what they call a nightmare. Baldwin was married for eight years. He was a father of two who sold final care insurance and medical supplies to the elderly.

When WHAS11 asked Glaab if Baldwin had any enemies he responded, "No whenever he was on the road selling insurance everybody loved him. So I couldn't imagine who would do this."

Baldwin died from a single gunshot wound to his chest at his home in the 2300 block of Plum Woods Drive. Clarksville Police say he was killed between 9:45 in the morning and noon on March 11. He was found on the dining room floor.

"He loved to golf, he loved his family, he loved his daughter. He was a good man," Glaab said.

Now the hunt for his killer continues and Baldwin's family wants answers so they can have some type of closure.

"You know just justice see this person rot in jail. It won't bring him back but at least make them pay for what they did," Glaab said.

Clarksville Police have not made any arrests. You can call them with anonymous tips at 812-288-7151.