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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Lafayette Police Investigating a Homicide

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                           Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  February 8th, 2019                                                                                                                                                mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                     (765) 807-1223


Homicide Investigation

On February 7th, 2019 at approximately 8:30 pm, a relative of 52 year old Lisa Heinsen contacted the Lafayette Police to do a well-being check at her residence of 1310 Hart St.  When Officers arrived they located Lisa Heinsen inside the residence deceased.  The death is being treated as a homicide. This case is under investigation by the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office, the Lafayette Police Department, and the Tippecanoe High Tech Crimes Unit.   

Juan Manuel Roano, 62 has been identified as a person of interest in the homicide.  Juan is believed to be driving a 2004-2005 white Nissan Pathfinder with possible passenger side damage.  Detectives continue to follow up on leads. 

If anyone has any information on this crime or the whereabouts of Juan Roano, they are asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or through the anonymous We-Tip hotline at 800-78-CRIME. 


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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