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Man, 36, found fatally stabbed in Valparaiso

Travis Thompson. 36, was found dead in the 700 block of Elm Street and died of a stab wound, the coroner’s office said.

A man was found stabbed to death Jan. 29, 2020 in the 700 block of Elm Street in Valparaiso, Indiana.
A man was found stabbed to death Jan. 29, 2020 in the 700 block of Elm Street in Valparaiso, Indiana.
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A 36-year-old man was stabbed to death last week in northwest Indiana.

Officers were called about 10:50 p.m. Jan. 29 to the 700 block of Elm Street in Valparaiso, Indiana, for calls of a deceased male, the Porter County coroner’s office said.

A preliminary investigation found Travis Thompson died from a stab wound to the femoral artery, the coroner’s office said. He lived in Valparaiso.

Valparaiso police are conducting a homicide investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 219-462-2135 or text 847-411 with “Valpo” at the start of the message followed by the tip, with the word “Elm” included in the first line.

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