Neighbors worry brutal Hardin County murder could turn into a cold case

By Chris Sutter, WDRB News

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — The girlfriend of 59-year-old Hans Moeller made a traumatizing discovery at their home off Wooldridge Ferry Road.

Moeller was shot in the head and left for dead on his own porch in remote northeastern Hardin County.

“You wouldn’t know a house is back in there unless you drove all the way back there and saw it,” said Richard Wheeling, who lives nearby. “To come home and find your mate after 17 years shot, it’s just hard to understand.”

The murder happened in April. Moeller’s girlfriend has since leaned on her neighbors for support.

“She’s just puzzled about it,” Wheeling said.

Nearly two months later, it seems investigators are too. There are no answers and few clues about who wanted Moeller dead and why.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office ruled out the girlfriend at the beginning of the investigation. Deputies also found Moeller’s grey and green 2002 Volvo about a mile from his driveway. Kentucky State Police investigators are still analyzing it for any potential evidence.

“Somebody should’ve come up with something by now, you know?” Wheeling said.

The sheriff’s office is reaching back out to the public, hoping someone may have seen a suspect behind the wheel of that Volvo and can help. Investigators want you to call them at (270) 765-5133.

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