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OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF @ } ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA ed Thomas Snider, SHERIFF 111 North Third Street, Goshen, IN 46526. March 17, 1998 Fax 2101590°9547 730 PM NEWS RELEASE UPDATE MURDER ‘An autopsy was performed on Harvey J. Smith late this afternoon. The Elkhart County Coroner, Jeanette Albert, has ruled the cause of death as stab wound to neck and chest with bilateral hemothorax and exsanguination. Detectives of the Indiana State Police and Elkhart County Sheriff's Department are continuing their investigation, Sheriff Tom Snider Sheriff of Elkhart County Capt. LF. Schoemann Detective Bureau Commander OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA Thomas Snider, SHERIFF 111 North Third Street, Goshen, IN 46526 219/533-8644 March 17, 1998 FAX 210/533-3547 NEWS RELEASE The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, The Indiana State Police, and the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office are investigating a murder which apparently occurred sometime yesterday G-16-98) evening. ‘At approximately 10:40 P.M. Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 56200 Riverdale Drive Elkhart in response to the finding of a body at that residence. When Officers arrived, they found the victim on the floor of the residence. It was apparent from the condition of the victim that the death was not from natural causes. A friend had gone to the residence and found the victim. The Elkhart County Coroner, Jeanette Albert, will be scheduling an autopsy for later today to determine a cause of death, She will release the result at that time. VICTIM: —HarveyJ. Smith Age: 63 56200 Riverdale Elkhart, Indiana Detectives from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police are continuing, their investigation. Sheriff Tom Snider Sheriff of Elkhart County Capt. LF, Schoemann Detective Bureau Commander A tradition of service since 1830