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Sunday is 7-year anniversary of unsolved Elkhart murder

An Elkhart man was fatally shot outside his apartment building on Nov. 26, 2007. Authorities are still asking for help in solving that crime.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:33 p.m.

Sunday will mark seven years since Len Carruthers was fatally shot outside his apartment building in Elkhart, according to a news release from Michiana Crime Stoppers.

On Nov. 26, 2007, Carruthers was near his apartment building on 920 Portage Lane in Elkhart when a man approached him and shot him from behind with a revolver. Carruthers died from the gunshot wound a short time later but no suspect has ever been arrested.

Carruthers was believed to have been involved in a nightclub altercation in Goshen early that morning. Authorities say it's possible the two events are related.

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest. Rewards can still be delivered to anonymous tips.

Submit a tip the Crime Stoppers website, or visit Michiana Crime Stoppers on Facebook and click on the “Leave a tip” tab. Either place lead to a secure server to leave an anonymous tip that cannot be traced. Smart phone users can send an anonymous tip using the free Tip Submit Mobile app.

Tipsters can also call (800) 342-STOP, or (574) 288-STOP. Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID. Web tips and callers will be assigned a code number, which will serve as your identification.


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