Missing Jasper County Woman Found Dead in Hobart Hotel

April Lynn Salazar-Bernal had ties to the Hessville are of Hammond

March 15, 2018-Jasper County Police confirmed earlier today that a missing woman from their jurisdiction was found dead in a Hobart motel. Details regarding the incident have not yet been released, however, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office released a statement via social media.

Salazar-Bernal was reported missing earlier this week from the Wheatfield, IN area. We are assisting Hobart PD with the ongoing active investigation since Salazar-Bernal was a missing person from Jasper County.

No further information is available for release at this time. Please keep April Lynn Salazar-Bernal’s family and friends in prayer.

The missing persons flyer for April had been shared thousands of times throughout the northwest indiana area. Users on social media reported a large police presence outside the Key West Motel, 1855 Mississippi Street, Merrillville.

A Coroner Report has not yet been issued. We will update this post as additional information becomes available.

UPDATE: Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has issued a preliminary report. According to the report, Coroner Investigators were called to 1855 Mississippi Street at 3:05 pm Investigators pronounced 38 year old April Salazar-Bernal of Wheatfield, Indiana dead at the scene. The manner of death is pending and the case is being investigated by Hobart Police Department.

22 Comments

    • Where did you see that in this article? Before you say things like this I hope you have the facts. This woman has a family who loves her.

    • What a worthless human being you are!!! How dare you say that and speak on shit you know nothing about! She has children who could possibly but hopefully not read you bullshit!! Get a life

    • What a worthless pos you are!!! How dare you say that and speak on shit you know nothing about! She has children who could possibly but hopefully not read you bullshit!! Get a life

    • RIP . Not an overdose . Case of murder . Drugs make people do stupid things that the can’t take back . The man who did this is a MONSTER and has already spent time in prison . He will rot where he belongs . He should never have been let out

  1. They don’t bust down doors when someone that does not even do drugs overdoses and the police have not said anything about the cause of death 😬she does have children so please do your research before you solve the case idiot!!!!

    • Police on the scene said it looked like an od. So calling people names for saying what the police said, is just rude. Sometimes the truth sucks. But don’t get mad at the messenger.

      • Guess what I was on the scene… Not u I spoke with police…. So lets shoot the messenger… Not a od if was it would not be ruled a homicide now don’t you look dumb…

      • Guess what I was on the scene… Not u I spoke with police…. So lets shoot the messenger… Not a od if was it would not be ruled a homicide now don’t you look dumb…

  2. People are overdosed by the idiots they are with also as a coverup. So please even if she didnt does not mean she did drugs or overdosed herself. She looks nothing like a druggy, I will never believe she did this on her own if that was the case, I dint even know her and I will stand up for her, So sad for her and her family

  3. Does it even matter how she died. This beautiful women is no longer here, taken way before her time. GOD BLESS.

  4. She was my aunt and I loved her even tho j barely knew her. My dad is upset and crying.. Who ever has done this shall regret this.. She was. A good person she did not deserve this.. May you Rest In Peace Auntie April and you will ALWAYS be loved by all..

  5. The man who did this was already arrested . Justice Che is already in process . I know this man as he already confessed . This woman can Rest In Peace now and everyone with negative comments can now shut up

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