EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A convicted murderer in a high profile Evansville homicide case was recently moved to a medium security lockup.
Patrick Bradford, a decorated Evansville police officer, was found guilty of the murder of Tamara Lohr. The crime happened in 1992. He was convicted the following year.
Bradford was on duty and in uniform when prosecutors say he repeatedly stabbed Lohr and later returned to her home to set her body on fire. The murder and arson happened in Lohr’s small house on Boeke. Bradford was the first to contact 911.
Bradford has been serving an 80 year sentence for the murder and arson convictions. Bradford who was married with children had been having an affair with Lohr. Bradford was 31. Lohr was 24.
Eyewitness News has learned Bradford was recently moved from the maxium security Wabash Prison in Sullivan County, to the Branchville Correctional Facility. It is a medium security prison in Perry County.
Eyewitness News has learned Bradford completed online courses from Oakland City University.
This week, Brad Byrd talked to Tammy Lohr’s mother, Cricket Lohr, who tells me Bradford is now a minister.
Bradford could be released from prison by 2028.
We learned today he declined an interview request Brad Byrd sent to the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Tamara Lohr worked was a corrections officer at the Vanderburgh County Jail.
July 24th, live on In-Depth on WTVW, Brad Byrd will talk to U.S. Southern Indiana District Judge Richard Young, who was the circuit court judge in Vanderburgh County and sentenced Bradford.
Former Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Stan Levco will also be on set. He tried the case in 1993.
July 18 at 8 pm on the Investigation Discovery channel, a special will air on the Bradford Lohr case. The episode of ‘Primal Instinct’ is called ‘Slow Burn.’
(This story was originally published on July 17, 2019)