Crime Stoppers features 2007 Calvin Twp. homicide

Published 11:38 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

Michiana Crime Stoppers is featuring a Calvin Township homicide in 2007 as its Crime of the Week.
Thirty-five year old Kendrick Lamar Chapman was a blacksmith and artist and did his work out of a workshop located on his property at 66783 Kessington Rd. in Calvin Township, Cass County. On Sunday evening, June 24, 2007, Chapman left a phone message for a female friend, and he was never heard from again.
The next morning, a delivery truck arrived with a load of steel. The driver found Chapman lying on the floor of his workshop in a pool of blood. An autopsy determined Chapman died from a gunshot wound to the head.
If you know who killed Kendrick Chapman and contact Crime Stoppers, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers serves 12 counties in Michiana.
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Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 342-STOP or (574) 288-STOP. Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID, and it won’t ask your name. All tips will be assigned a code number, which serves as your only identification with them.