Mishawaka Woman Found Dead in Valparaiso
February 10th — Police in Valparaiso have located the remains of a Mishawaka woman reported missing in January. According to a press release from the Valparaiso Police Department, officers were called to the Target store at 2420 Laporte Avenue Monday morning to investigate an abandoned vehicle. Police found a small compact car in the far east side of the lot. The car was almost entirely covered by snow, with only the rear portion visible. Police used a computer license plate check to determine that the vehicle was registered to a Mishawaka woman. Police located the woman’s remains in the backseat of the car. The 56 year old woman, whose name has not been released by Valparaiso Police, was reported to be missing and suicidal on January 18th. Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play. Valparaiso Police and Mishawaka Police are continuing to investigate.