The Porter County
Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of Wednesday’s homicide in
The victim was
identified as Travis Thompson, 36, a resident of Valparaiso.
Cause of death:
exsanguination from a stab wound to the femoral artery.
In its own
statement, released after deadline on Friday, the Valparaiso Police
Department said that Thompson’s name had been withheld to provide his
immediate family “ample time to notify all next of kin.”
investigation into Thompson’s stabbing is ongoing. Officers initially
responded shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, to the 700 block of Elm
Street, where they found Thompson deceased.
of this incident is ongoing under the cooperative efforts of the Valparaiso
Police Department, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, the Porter County
Prosecutor’s Office, and the Office of the Porter County Coroner,” the VPD
information on the incident is asked to contact the VPD at (219) 462-2135.
Or text TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to
sending the message. Use the word “Elm” in the first line of the tip to
identify the case.