News Release

Decatur Homicide Arrest 6649-17- Update 3/8/18

Nature of Incident:   Homicide Update

Incident #: 06649-17

Date & Time: 

Date original 11-30-17

Date of Update 03-08-18


201 E. Saint Mary’s Street Decatur Michigan


Nina Levenhagen, 27 year old female out of South bend Indiana


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports on the date of 3-8-2018 Nina Levenhagen was arraigned in Paw Paw District court, on charges of Felony Murder stemming from the November 2017 murder of Jessica True in Decatur Michigan. Levenhagen’s next scheduled court appearance is 3-21-18. Levenhagen is in custody with a $ 5 million dollar bond. This investigation is still ongoing.  


Decatur PD & Van Buren County Major Crimes Task Force

Supervisor Contact: 

Decatur Police Chief Tom VanDerWoude & Sheriff Daniel Abbott 

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department. 

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.  To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon