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Death in Jail Under Investigation

(La Porte, IN) - A death in the La Porte County Jail is under investigation.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, 65-year-old Curtis Heaphy was found unresponsive in his cell yesterday during a routine check. Efforts to resuscitate the man began immediately, and Heaphy was taken to Northwest Health, where he was pronounced dead.


Heaphy was arrested Thursday afternoon in rural Springfield Township for intimidation and invasion of privacy.


“The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time,” police said.

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