UPDATE: Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was advised of a potential stabbing at 1 p.m. today at 4418 N. Sullivan Road, Leesburg.
North Webster Deputy Marshal Dave May arrived and located Ada F. Dill, 60, suffering from a puncture wound to the chest. Police also located the suspect, identified at Stephanie Nelson, 20, who is the daughter of Dill.
An initial investigation by officers determined Nelson had purportedly been conversing with her mother in the kitchen of the residence when she suddenly banished a knife and allegedly stabbed her once in the chest.
North Webster/Tippecanoe Township EMS arrived and immediately transported Dill to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, in serious condition.
Nelson was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital for evaluation. The incident is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office for review according to sheriff’s deputies.
Initial reports were conflicting as to the location of the stab, but according to a neighbor, Dill was stabbed in the upper left chest by her daughter. Samaritan Helicopter was disregarded.
The neighbor stated the daughter, who has allegedly stabbed a number of other individuals in the past, had told her mother “sorry about an earlier argument” prior to stabbing her. The neighbor additionally stated Dill never thought her daughter would harm her.
Dill has been a bus driver for Wawasee Community Schools for close to 14 years.
BREAKING: Police and EMS are en route to a stabbing on North Sullivan Road.
The female victim has been stabbed in the throat.
Samaritan Helicopter has been called with North Webster Fire Department setting up a landing zone.
We will have more details when it becomes available.