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.