421 fatal accident update
In a story WIMS has been following, the investigation is continuing regarding a pedestrian that was struck and killed Wednesday on US 421 near Wanatah. The victim has been identified as 46 year old Shawn Ellyn Rybicki; she has no known address however is believed to have stayed at various locations in Porter County. The identification came following leads given by witnesses and working with detectives from the Valparaiso Police Department. An autopsy was conducted early Thursday morning. The coroner has ruled the death was a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone that may know Ms. Rybicki or a family member to contact the detective bureau at 219.326.7700. Additionally, anyone that may have witnessed the accident or observed any suspicious activity in the area of US 421 and US 30 Wednesday between noon and 2:15 PM is asked to contact sheriff’s detectives.
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