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Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

CROWN POINT | The Lake County coroner's office might be close to identifying a fifth woman in a string of seven homicides to which a Gary man allegedly has confessed, officials said.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

HAMMOND | The discovery of a woman’s body Friday in a Hammond motel led police to a Gary man who allegedly confessed to killing three other women, officials said.

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Merrillville police officer critical, suspect commits suicide

Merrillville police officer critical, suspect commits suicide

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville police Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz clung to life Saturday as police continued to investigate the motives of the man who ambushed officers before committing suicide in Merrillville late Friday.

September 06, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Emergency personnel investigate a fatal crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and a car, covered by a blue tarp, at the intersection of Broadmoor and Calumet Avenue in Munster on Saturday. According to Munster Police Lt. Ed Strbjak, at least one fatality occurred when the semi, northbound o…

September 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Emergency personnel gather at the scene of a fatal crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and a car, covered by a blue tarp, at the intersection of Broadmoor and Calumet avenues in Munster on Saturday. According to Munster Police Lt. Ed Strbjak, at least one fatality occurred when the semi, …

September 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Emergency personnel gather as police investigate a fatal crash Saturday involving a semi tractor-trailer and a car at the intersection of Broadmoor and Calumet avenues in Munster.

September 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Illinois man killed in Munster crash

Illinois man killed in Munster crash

A crushed car is visible underneath a semi tractor-trailer as Indiana State Police Trooper Lawrence McFarrin investigates the scene of a fatal crash at the intersection of Broadmoor and Calumet avenues in Munster on Saturday. According to Munster Police Lt. Ed Strbjak, one person was killed …

September 06, 2014 1:24 pm

South Haven siblings' death appear to be natural

SOUTH HAVEN | The deaths of two siblings in a South Haven apartment appear to be natural.

August 22, 2014 2:04 pm

Siblings found dead in apartment

SOUTH HAVEN | A brother and sister in their 60s were discovered dead Thursday afternoon in their South Haven apartment.

August 21, 2014 8:15 pm

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am
Gary officer killed; three people in custody

Gary officer killed; three people in custody

GARY | Authorities had three people in custody Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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E.C. man shot to death in Hammond

HAMMOND | A 26-year-old East Chicago man was shot and killed in a vehicle in Hammond early Tuesday, officials said.

May 13, 2014 8:07 pm

E.C. teen dies, second wounded in shooting

EAST CHICAGO | A 16-year-old East Chicago boy died and an 18-year-old with him was hospitalized early Monday after the two were found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

February 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Porter County coroner talks to students

Porter County coroner talks to students

Kerry Cooper, science department chairwoman at Clark Middle School in St. John, introduces Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris to her students. Harris explained the inner workings of his job to a group of science students and spoke about making choices in life.

January 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Porter County coroner talks to students

Porter County coroner talks to students

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris asks questions and explains the inner workings of his job to a group of science students at Clark Middle School in St. John.

January 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Coroner's daughter charged in burglary at mother's house

Coroner's daughter charged in burglary at mother's house

CROWN POINT | The daughter of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey was arrested Monday and accused of breaking into her mother's home, sheriff's police said.

February 18, 2013 7:15 pm
Two men dead after their car hits two trees during police pursuit in Gary

Two men dead after their car hits two trees during police pursuit in Gary

GARY | Two suspects in a Glen Park burglary died Wednesday morning after the car they were in left the road and crashed into two trees during a police pursuit, authorities said.

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Coroner candidates spar over need for 'full-time' coroner, medical skills

CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a Democrat in office only weeks since the removal of her indicted predecessor, agrees with her Republican opponent that the job is "24/7."

October 16, 2012 7:30 pm

You say they're experienced, I say politically connected

The Sept. 18, story on new Coroner Merrilee Frey's hiring of David Pastrick and Jessica Metros should have been titled "New Coroner Hires Politically Connected Crew" instead of "New Coroner Hires Experienced Crew."

September 25, 2012 12:00 am
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