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December 22, 2012

Elkhart woman's death ruled a homicide

Police still seeking victim's car

The death of an Elkhart woman was ruled a homicide by investigators after an autopsy was completed Saturday morning.

Elkhart County Sheriff’s detectives, working with the Elkhart County Coroner’s office, released the information Saturday on the death of Norma J. Hopper, 76, who was found dead in her 54640 Michael Drive home Friday. Specific details about the manner of her death are not being released at this time, according to police.

Detectives are continuing to ask for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was found missing from the residence on Michael Drive.

The vehicle is described as a blue 1998 Chevy Lumina four-door passenger car with Indiana registration “In God We Trust” SPV314.

 Anyone with information concerning this investigation and/or information pertaining to the vehicle, should contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 533-4151 or their local police department.

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