Cold Case Being Revisited in LaPorte County

Juanita Boyd
Juanita Boyd
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is revisiting a cold case and is seeking your help.

The 1981 unsolved homicide of Juanita Boyd is being re-examined. She was last seen at Snyder’s Corner Tavern, which at the time was at 1st and J streets in LaPorte. She was reported missing on Feb. 23, 1981 and discovered five days later in the trunk of her 1970 Pontiac Catalina in a field just off Forrester Road, approximately one-half mile north of the Indiana Toll Road. She was dead, having been strangled and stabbed.

She was 31 years old at the time of her death and had been living at 107 State Stt in LaPorte.

Secured evidence has been resubmitted to the Indiana State Police Crime Lab in hopes that modern DNA technology can help in identifying a possible suspect. The investigators who were initially assigned to the case have been called to help provide insight into details of the current investigation.

If you have any information about this decades-old case, call the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (219) 326-7700.