LaPorte woman murdered, husband in custody

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

A LaPorte woman has died following what police suspect to be a murder.

LaPorte police responded to the 800 block of "E" Street around 12:30 Tuesday morning for a "Burglary in Progress." When they got to the scene, a male subject was caught coming out of the residence.

That man has been identified as 60-year-old Joseph E. Jemiolo. Police also discovered Jemiolo lived at the residence with his wife, Kathy L. Jemiolo.

With the help of more officers, police found the body of 48-year-old Kathy Jemiolo. She was later pronounced dead by the County Coroner.

Due to the preliminary investigation and evidence collected at the scene, Joseph E Jemiolo has been preliminary charged with Murder and is currently being held at the LaPorte County Jail.

Please note that this is still an ongoing investigation at this time.

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