The Michigan City Police Department on Tuesday released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the investigation into the deadly hit-and-run of Tara Stevens, which occurred in September of 2020.

The department released the following statement:

“The Michigan City Police Department Administration, Investigators and LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office met with members of Tara Stevens’ family this past Thursday, October 12th. The purpose of the meeting was to provide updates, answer questions and dispel the fallacious narrative/conclusions about this case that are circulating on social media. We would like to extend an offer to meet with any other members of Tara’s immediate family who were unable to attend on the 12th. Upon conclusion of the immediate family meetings, additional information about this case will be made public in an effort to move this case forward towards the ultimate goal of solving this case and holding the driver accountable in a court of law.
We have been made aware of various posts on social media indicating this case is currently being investigated by law enforcement agencies outside of this city. That information is false. On October 16th, we were made aware of social media information indicating it was impossible for other law enforcement agencies to assist or investigate this case unless they were “invited” to do so by the Michigan City Police Department. That information is false. To be clear, the goal of this entire case is to determine who the driver of the vehicle was that struck Tara Stevens on September 12, 2020. All assistance and investigative expertise from any law enforcement agency would never be refused or “uninvited”.
The Michigan City Police Department would ask that anyone with information about this case to please contact Cpl. Wright at (219) 874-3221 Ext. 1008 or by email at 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!”