March 1, 2017-Gary reported its third homicide in less than a week today. According to Lt Dawn Westerfield of the Gary Police Department, officers were asked to do a welfare check on an elderly female in the 500 block of Kentucky Street at approximately at approximately 3:24 p.m. After not getting a response from anyone inside, Gary Fire Department assisted police in gaining entrance into the residence according to the report. Once inside a female was found unresponsive inside the residence.
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey reports that Coroner Investigators were called to the scene at 4:30 p.m. The deceased was identified as 69 year old Annie Nelson. Blunt force trauma was noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report.
Gary Police say they have a person of interest in custody. Anyone with further information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Alexander Jones of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855.