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Death of 17-year-old under investigation

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police is seeking the public’s help as it investigates the death on Tuesday of a 17-year-old Valparaiso boy.

The boy was identified as Cody Riffett, 17.

According to police, at 5 p.m. Riffett was reported to be lying unconscious in the roadway in the 400 block of Sturgeon Road. On officers’ arrival, Riffett was actively seizing and, after being transported to Porter Regional Hospital, went into cardiac arrest and never regained consciousness.

An autopsy was scheduled for today, PCSP Capt. Jeff Biggs said, but investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the incident.

Contact Biggs at 477-3141.



Posted 6/26/2013