On Sunday August 9th, 2020 at approximately 11:00 P.M., the La Porte County Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call stating that a female was unconscious at 315 N Ashland Avenue in Michigan City’s Eastport Neighborhood. Shift 3 Patrol Officers arrived on scene to find a female who had suspected stab and laceration wounds to her chest and neck. Emergency lifesaving measures were attempted but proved to be unsuccessful as the female had succumbed to her injuries. The victim was identified as 68-year-old Doris Hull of 315 N Ashland Avenue.

The Michigan City Police Department’s Detective Bureau was called out to immediately investigate. Detectives worked throughout the evening processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Detective Melissa Sopher, with
the assistance of La Porte County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roule, were able to present a probable cause affidavit to La Porte County Superior Court #1 Judge Michael Bergerson this evening. Judge Bergerson found that probable cause existed to charge the victim’s nephew, Alontae Pierre HOOD, 30, of Chicago, Illinois with Murder.

HOOD is currently being held at the La Porte County Jail on a $1 Million cash only bond. HOOD will have his initial court appearance in La Porte County Superior Court #1 on Tuesday August 11th, 2020 at 8:30 A.M. in front of
Judge Bergerson.

Agencies assisting at the scene included: La Porte County EMS and the La Porte County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The Michigan City Police Department would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Doris Hull.

The police department would ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the lead detective on this case, Detective Melissa Sopher at 219-874-3221 Ext: 1049. We would also like to remind the public that you can
contact us via Facebook Messenger, through our crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All
WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous!

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law