UPDATE: Victims identified in South Bend double homicide

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 4:20 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Police have identified the victims in an overnight double homicide investigation in South Bend.

Police identified 32-year-old Eric Johnson and 25-year-old Annaliese Matson as the victims.

Just after midnight, officers were sent to the area of W Jefferson Blvd. and S Wellington St. near La Salle Park Homes in regards to a shooting.

When they arrived, police found Johnson with apparent gunshot wounds, and was later pronounced dead.

Then, officers received reports that someone who may have been connected to this incident was spotted in the 1100 block of Cedar St.

That’s where crews found Matson dead, also from apparent gunshot wounds.

The South Bend Police Dept. SWAT team was involved in the response, and several people have been interviewed at this time.

However, no arrests have been made.

Autopsies on the victims are scheduled for Monday.

The South Bend Police Dept. Violent Crimes Unit is handling the investigation.


The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide with two victims in South Bend.

Shortly after midnight, South Bend Police were called to the area of Jefferson & Wellington near La Salle Park Homes on reports of a shooting.

Officers then received reports that someone who may have been involved in the homicide was potentially in the 1100 block of Cedar Street.

Around 4 a.m. Saturday, the SWAT team responded to that location, but they were unable to locate the individual.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., police confirmed to 16 News Now that the homicide investigation involves two victims. Information about those victims will not be released until their families are notified.

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