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Woman fatally shot Friday is identified

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police has released the name of the woman fatally shot early Friday morning at a Center Township residence.

The victim was identified as Melinda Lindsey, 23, of Valparaiso.

According to police, at 6:19 a.m. officers were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Ind. 149 after shots were reported inside the residence. On their arrival, officers found Lindsey with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Lindsey was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, where she later died.

“Investigators believe this is an isolated incident,” PCSP Sgt. Larry LaFlower said after deadline on Friday. “The investigation is still ongoing at this time.”

This morning LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune that there were no new developments in the case over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Det. Com. Eric Jones at (219) 477-3136. Anonymous tips may be left at WeTip at (800) 782-7463.


Posted 1/19/2015




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