Investigation into Henry Davis Jr. death threat now closed


An investigation into a death threat against a South Bend Common Council member is now closed.

Second district representative Henry Davis Jr. received a call from a blocked number on August 8. The person on the other end called him a “snitch” and threatened to kill him.

Davis requested protection from South Bend police and the department launched an investigation into the incident.

But with no phone number or motive for the threat, police say they have reached an impasse in the case.

“Mr. Davis was not able to provide us any rationale as to why the threat was made,” Capt. Phil Trent said. “If our victim doesn't know why the threat was made or what it was concerning - that leaves us with basically nowhere to start looking. “

Newscenter 16 spoke to Davis about the case Monday and he said he was unaware the investigation was closed.

“My first reaction is ok why haven’t I heard from the higher-ups that this is being closed,” Davis said.

Still, he commends South Bend Police for their increased presence in his neighborhood.

“I’m elated,” he said. “The police officers were open, they were visible. You can tell that security was ramped up in the neighborhood.”

The case is closed pending any new threats that could provide more information about the person responsible.


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