The LaPorte County E-911 Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call on April 5th, 2021 at 03:29 A.M.
regarding a person who was stabbed in the 1000 block of East Michigan Boulevard. Multiple officers from
Uniform Patrol Shift 3 quickly responded to the scene and located two people with significant injuries. The
victim was identified as a 55-year-old Michigan City female resident who was suffering from multiple stab
wounds to her body. The suspect was identified as a 67-year-old Michigan City male resident who was
suffering from severe head injuries. Both the victim and suspect were transported from the scene by LaPorte
County EMS to Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was outside a residence in the 1000 block of East Michigan
Boulevard when the suspect approached her. The suspect engaged in a brief conversation with the victim
before she was stabbed multiple times. A group of people in the area came to the victim’s aid after witnessing
what took place.
Officers conducted interviews, canvased the area of video surveillance, and collected evidence at the scene.
Additional information pertaining to this incident will not be released at this time in order to protect the
integrity of this ongoing investigation. The Michigan City Police Department would ask anyone who may have
witnessed this incident, has any additional information, or has video surveillance / cell phone video of this
incident, to contact Detective Corporal Marty Corley at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1073 or at
Other first responders who assisted with this incident were Corporal Kelley Kennedy, Officer Matthew
Babcock, Officer Daniel Revoir, Officer Isaac Murray, Officer Douglas Balon, the Michigan City Fire
Department and LaPorte County EMS.
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!