Created in 1993 as the "Special Crimes Unit," the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was reorganized under Prosecutor Michael Dvorak in January 2003. From then until its disbandment in 2021, the CMHU investigated 365 homicides and solved 78%, making it a highly successful unit.
Homicides are now investigated by city and county police. Anyone who has information about a homicide may contact:
St. Joseph County Police 574-235-9611
South Bend Police 575-235-9388
Mishawaka Police 574-258-1678
Michiana Crime Stoppers 574-288-7869 or 800-342-7869