Coroner Seeks Assistance Identifying John Doe Found at 3200 Chase

Deceased identified as: Male, John Doe
 Age: Unknown Race: African American Sex: Male
Weight : 200 lbs
Height: 5ft. 8 Inches
Black short hair
Mustache and Facial hair on chin

April 14, 2016-Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has released additional details regarding the body found
near the Little Calumet River-3200 Chase Street, Gary-yesterday.  Lt. Dawn Westerfield of the Gary Police Department says the Gary Police Department is investigating as well:

On April 13, 2017 approximately 3:46 pm the Gary Police Department received a call for service in the area of West 35th Avenue and Chase Street for what was believed to be a body in the marsh area. Upon arrival officers located a male in the marsh area west of Chase Street. The male was recovered with the assistance of the Gary Fire Department and declared deceased on scene by the Lake County Coroner's office.
Coroner Frey says the body is that of an African-American male with a mustache and facial hair on his chin. Age is not known and the man's height is 5'8", weight 200 lbs. No apparent injuries were noted and the manner of death is unknown at this time. The full description of the man found is as follows: Deceased identified as: Male, John Doe Age: Unknown Race: African American Sex: Male Weight : 200 lbs Height: 5ft. 8 Inches Black short hair Mustache and Facial hair on chin Clothing Description: Black Boots size- 11 W, brand-Five Star Black long socks Red Eddie Bauer Jacket, long sleeve, size - Mens Tall XL Green Hooded Sweatshirt, size- 2XL, with picture of bird on front and back with Dr. Denim Logo on left side Black long sleeve sweatshirt, size Large, Brand- USA Classic, Red Deer Trail wording on front with picture of 2 Bucks and tree and Tough Wear in Green wording on bottom Black long sleeve t-shirt Camouflage underwear briefs Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Corporal Edward Gonzalez of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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