Woman Pronounced Dead in Her Apartment Near Scene of Fatal Fire

February 13, 2017-Gary Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in her apartment early this morning in the 4400 block of West 23rd Court in Gary. According to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, coroner investigators pronounced 34 year old Jamie Garnett dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. The cause of death is pending investigation, but the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report. The homicide is in the same block of the Oak Knoll Renaissance apartment complex that is the subject of another homicide investigation. That investigation was the result of a horrific Christmas Eve fire that left three children dead. Authorities ruled that case a homicide and no arrests have been made. Gary Police have not yet issued a statement regarding todays homicide and it is not clear if the cases are related in any way.

This is Gary’s third homicide this year.

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