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Missing LaPorte Man Died Due to Blunt Force Trauma

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Results of an autopsy on the body of a missing LaPorte man, found in a grassy ditch just south of I-94 in Porter County Tuesday afternoon, indicate blunt force trauma to the body was the cause of death. The body of 50 year old Ricky Kimble was discovered just after 2pm Tuesday, about a mile west of the Portage exit. Kimble was last seen August 3rd and had been reported missing by family members on August 5th. Kimble, a 6’ 1”, 258 pounds black male, with a shaved head, was wearing brown shorts, a white tank top, tan boots, and carrying a black backpack. Anyone who may have seen Kimble walking on I-80/94 during Saturday evening, August 3rd until Tuesday morning, August 6th, is asked to contact either Indiana State Police Detective Brian Kubiak at (219) 696-6242 or the LaPorte County Sheriff's Detective Ron Heeg at (219) 326-7700.
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