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Man charged in death of 17-year-old Elkhart girl

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Michael Shoun (Courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff's Dept.) Michael Shoun (Courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff's Dept.)

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department has officially added a murder charge to the man arrested on unrelated charges after a 17-year-old girl was found dead late Saturday night.

Tiana Alter was stabbed to death in a home on the 29000 block of County Road 1.  A 26-year-old man, Michael Shoun, had been arrested on unrelated charges that night.  Now authorities believe him to a suspect in Alter's death.

Police have sent the case to the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office. They're requesting formal charges be issued.

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