Female Body Found in Gary Investigated as a Homicide

woman shot in apparent homicie

July 15, 2018-According to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a woman was found shot to death on the East side of Gary early this morning.  Coroner Investigators were called to the 2500 block of Central Avenue at approximately 4:45 a;m today.  An as yet unidentified female was found to have suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene according to the report.  The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for help in identifying the victim was wearing a black short sleeve shirt, black skirt and Nike sandal. The victim had tattoos depicting small stars on the left eyebrow; “YOLO” on the left chest; “William” on the right chest; “Heather” on the center shoulder blades with hearts and stars underneath; multiple stars on the left foot; “Live, Laugh, Love” on the right thigh; and “Darius” on the left wrist, according to the release.

Anyone with information regarding the case or the identity of the victim is urged to contact the Lake County Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Report a Crime hotline at 800-750-2746.

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