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Police identify person of interest in Cass Street death investigation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Detectives are seeking assistance locating a person of interest in connection with the death of a woman in Fort Wayne earlier this week.

Investigators want to speak with Cordell Dewayne Patterson, described as a 22-year-old black man, 5-foot-9 weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call 911.

Police are investigating the death of Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33, whose remains were found at a home in the 2400 block of Cass Street Monday night.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has not yet released a final report on the cause of Larkin’s death.

PREVIOUSLY: Cause of death undetermined for woman found at Cass Street home

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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