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[ISP] UPDATE: Missing LaPorte Man Found Deceased on I-94
Start Date: 8/7/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/7/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Porter County-A missing LaPorte man was found deceased in a grassy ditch on I-94 by a contractor from a mowing crew.

Yesterday afternoon, August 6th, at approximately 2:08 p.m., detectives from the Indiana State Police and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department responded to I-94 east bound at the 18.1 mile marker (this is approximately one mile west of the Portage exit) about a body found in the grassy ditch located just south of I-94. A contractor from a mowing crew that is contracted by the Indiana Department of Transportation to mow the grassy areas on the interstate found the body as he mowed the area.

The deceased, identified as Ricky L. Kimble, 50 of LaPorte, was last seen Saturday. August 3rd. Family had reported him missing to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, August 6, 2013.

Family has been notified.

The autopsy was performed late this morning and the results show that Kimble died of blunt force trauma to the body.

Anyone with who may have seen Kimble walking on I-80/94 interstate from late Saturday, August 3rd evening until early Tuesday, August 6th, morning please contact Indiana State Police Detective Brian Kubiak at 219-696-6242 or LaPorte County Sheriff’s Detective Ron Heeg at 219-326-7700.

Kimble was wearing brown shorts, white tank top, tan boots, carrying a black backpack. Kimble is a black male, 6’ 1”, 258 pounds, with a shaved head.

This is all the information that will be released at this time. Any further questions should be directed to Sergeant Kim Riley. The investigation is continuing.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Kim Riley
Phone: 765-567-2125
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