Woman in New Haven death investigation had been stabbed to death

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) New Haven police are investigating what is the city’s first homicide in 20 years. The coroner’s report identified Jamie Lynn Klein, 30, of Fort Wayne as the woman who was found dead inside a New Haven home Wednesday morning. The cause of death has been determined to be multiple stab wounds and the manner of which was homicide.

New Haven Police Chief Henry McKinnon told NewsChannel 15 on Wednesday that officers were called around 8:20 a.m. to a home at 1024 Hartzell Road, just south of S.R. 930 in central New Haven.

New Haven Police investigated a death at this home at 1024 Hartzell Road on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
New Haven Police investigated a death at this home at 1024 Hartzell Road on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Multiple friends had told NewsChannel 15 that Klein was the victim.  Friends also said Klein does have a daughter, and that her daughter is okay.

Neighbors told NewsChannel 15 that officers had been working in and around the home since about 8 a.m. through roughly 3:30 p.m. Police could be seen searching the home and a vehicle, removing items from both. Neighbors also said that they’ve noticed an increase in activity in and out of the home lately, and heard arguing.

By late afternoon Wednesday, the small, single-story gray home was quiet and cordoned off by yellow police tape.

McKinnon would not confirm the case has any connection to a death investigation along Fort Wayne’s south side reported at the same time Wednesday morning. In that case, a man’s body was found in a ditch off Fairfield Avenue. At least one Fort Wayne Police officer could be seen at the New Haven scene.

The incident remains under investigation.