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Public's Help Sought in Death Investigation of Teenager

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Porter County Sheriffs Police are asking for the public's help in a death investigation involving a 17-year-old boy. Police say they were called out to the 400 block of Sturgeon Road west of Valparaiso around 5-o'clock Tuesday evening for a teenage boy lying unconscious in the road Authorities say Cody Riffett, who lived near where he was found, was pronounced dead at an area hospital last night. Police issued a news release saying Porter County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, and that there is evidence that drugs may have contributed to the situation. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says an autopsy is being conducted today.   Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Captain Jeff Biggs at 477-3141.
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