look into death of Batesville school bus driver
Wanda English Burnett
a school bus driver did not show up for work for two days straight,
authorities began to get concerned.
Peter A. Sturm, 46, a school bus driver for the Batesville School
Corporation didnt come to work on Monday, January 17, nor
did he call in. On Tuesday, January 18 when he didnt come
or call school authorities became concerned for his welfare, since
he was a dependable employee.
Trooper Barry Bischoff of the Indiana State Police Versailles
District, was dispatched to his residence on Weatherman Road in
Franklin County to try to find out if he was home, or get information
about his whereabouts.
A neighbor of Sturms along with Trooper Bischoff went to
the missing mans home where they received no response from
inside the home or from any outbuildings on the property. The
neighbor noted that Sturm would often cut wood on his property.
The two walked into a wooded area on Sturms property where
about 8:30 a.m. they found the missing mans body. Police
say he apparently was cutting a tree sometime over the weekend
when it fell on him causing massive head trauma and internal injuries.
Sturm was pronounced dead at the scene by representatives of the
Franklin County Coroners office.