DNA database search turns up no suspects in Mishawaka murder

MISHAWAKA — The investigation into the death of 84-year-old Lois Hickey of Mishawaka appears to have received another blow recently.

Blood found at the scene of the homicide believed to have belonged to the killer did not bring back any matches when entered into the National Combined DNA Indexing System.

Last week, investigators from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit held a news conference to announce that the blood was “male in nature” but did not return a match in the Indiana State Combined DNA Indexing System either.

CODIS is a database of DNA samples taken from all persons convicted of a crime against a person and sentenced to greater than one year in prison since 1998 in Indiana.

No suspect has been identified in the case, according to a news release Wednesday.

Hickey was found dead in her home in the 300 block of East Donaldson Street on Dec. 29.