James Washington (Source: Jeffersonville Police Department)
Dana Eisenback (Source: Jeffersonville Police Department)
Eader's brother-in-law, Adam
JEFFERSONVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The family of a man found stabbed to death in his southern Indiana apartment is hoping police will soon find the people responsible.
Bob Eader, 55, was found early Monday morning with multiple stab wounds to the chest and a slit throat.
Family members could not get to Jeffersonville fast enough when they heard the horrific news.
"You could never imagine," said Eader's brother-in-law Adam, who did not want his last name used. "It will take a long time for it to sink in."
It didn't take long for Jeffersonville Police to identity two suspects, James Washington, 35, and Dana Eisenback, 25, but they got away.
"I think they specifically went there to rob him, and they had said that he carried large amounts of money on him," said Allen Smith, owner of S & S Jewelry and Repair where Eader worked, "But in two and half years or so that I knew him, I never seen Bob carry large amounts of money on him."
Smith said Eader was a hard worker. Eader was best known for holding a sign outside the store to attract business.
His family said Eader was a fun, carefree guy who moved to the Louisville area about five years ago.
"He didn't have a lot," said Adam. "He didn't want a lot. He just, I think, enjoyed every day, and he's going to be missed."
Eader was a Navy veteran who was always willing to serve and help others.
"Bob came in one time back in the winter, last winter and he didn't have his coat or anything on," said Smith. "He was waiting on me when I got here, and I said. ‘Bob, where's your coat at?' and he said, ‘There was a girl on the bus, and she didn't have a coat or anything.'"
"Bobby would give anything he had to anybody. For somebody to come and do this to him is a truly awful injustice," said Adam. "They will rot in Hell for this."
Eader leaves behind his daughter, mother, three sisters and two brothers.
Police said Washington and Eisenback were believed to be in a 2002 gold or silver four-door Mercury Sable with Missouri license plate number WG8-Z9H.
Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of Washington and Eisenback should call Jeffersonville Police at 812-218-TIPS.
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