Criminal Justice

LaPorte Arrest Made in 1993 Rison Murder Case

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August 23, 2013 — LaPorte, Indiana Police Chief Adam Klimczak says his department has arrested 38-year-old Jason L. Tibbs for the 1993 murder of 16-year-old Rayna Rison.

The LaPorte Police Department says Indiana State Police joined LaPorte police to arrest Tibbs today.

The Department says its detective Brett Airy and ISP Detective 1st Sergeant Al Williamson kept their investigation of the case active for the past five years, leading to today’s arrest.

LaPorte Police records show that Ben Rison reported his daughter Rayna missing on March 26, 1993 when she did not return home from work at  Pine Lake Animal Hospital, and her body was recovered a month later, on April 27, 1993, from a pond near Range Road in La Porte County.  Rayna Rison’s death was ruled a homicide based on an autopsy, and has been an unsolved murder for 20 years.

LaPorte Police says the case is an ongoing investigation, inviting anyone who may have information about it to contact Detective Sergeant Williamson at 1-800-552-8917 or Detective Airy at 219-362-9446 ext 210.


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