Information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office
Columbo wasn’t available, so LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies responded to the home of Jerry Eapmon Jr. after he dug up a mystery on March 31, 2017.
Eapmon, who lives in the 5600 block of Johnson Road, was fixing a fence when he discovered a bone. A knee bone. A knee bone he thought might have been of human origin.
Deputies photographed the bone joint, which evidence technician Alex Pishkur noted in his report consisted of “two pieces jointed together … both ends of the pieces appeared to (have) cut or saw marks from a precision tool.”
The sheriff’s department sent the bone to an anthropologist at the University of Tennessee. On April 11, that office called with the results: The bone belonged to a pig. At some point it no doubt gave its life to provide some tasty meals.
Case solved: It was clearly a ham-icide.