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Michigan City Cold Case Reopened

(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City Police have reopened a 15-year-old cold case in the hopes of cracking an unsolved murder. On April 1st, 2007, Robert “RJ” Winters was found in the 200 block of Michigan City’s East Fulton Street dead from a gunshot wound.


Winters’ death was never solved, but police say a person of interest has recently come to light. They are seeking any information from the public to possibly corroborate their suspicions and bring about an arrest.


Anyone with information is urged to contact Michigan City Police Detective Corporal Melissa Sopher by phone at 219-874-3221 Ext. 1049 or via email at msopher@emichigancity.com.


The public can also contact police via Facebook Messenger, through their crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or on the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous.

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