Michigan City woman found dead in her home

2014-03-14T17:40:00Z 2014-03-18T11:50:16Z Michigan City woman found dead in her homeTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 14, 2014 5:40 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City police on Friday were detaining a "person on interest" in connection with the homicide of a 24-year-old woman who lived on the Porter/LaPorte County line.

Simone Bush was found dead Friday morning by authorities at home at 675 County Line Road.

Investigators were waiting for the results of an autopsy before disclosing how Bush died.

However, Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said Bush died a "wrongful death."

"It's being treated as a criminal matter at this time," Swistek said.

Police said the man being held arrived at the Michigan City Police Department about 6:30 a.m. Friday appearing despondent and covered in blood but wouldn't disclose what was wrong.

After speaking with family and friends of Bush, police went to a two-story home at 675 County Line Road, which is on Michigan City's far west side near Indiana State Prison.

Officers found Bush dead inside the home in the small, wooded neighborhood.

Police were not disclosing how or if the man being held is connected to Bush.

Swistek said the man was in a holding facility inside the police station but was not officially arrested or charged.

A decision on charges was awaiting the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone who might have information related to the case is asked to contact Cpl. Al Bush at (219) 874-3221, ext. 341.

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