Lake County Coroner
EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Street in East Chicago, police and family members said.
HAMMOND | Excessive speed is believed to be to blame for a fatal wrong-way crash in Hammond that claimed the life of a Chicago man Saturday morning.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | A man police found with a gunshot wound in a tidy neighborhood of Merrillville homes late Friday night later died at Methodist Hospital Southlake.
GARY | A Gary man who was apparently attempting to cross the Borman Expressway (I-80/94) on foot at 11:28 p.m. Friday was killed when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle and then run over by several others.
HOBART | Family and friends gathered Sunday outside the home of two young brothers who drowned in water that had collected on a property being excavated several blocks away.
Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.
Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot leaves the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Hammond on Monday Aug. 20, 2012 after his federal trial began. Philpot recently transferred from a federal prison to the Chicago Residential Re-entry Management Program.
GARY | The woman who died due to an early morning fire Sunday at a residence at 4077 Louisiana St., Gary, has been identified as Essie Hill, 71, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old Calumet City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old acquaintance, police said.
The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.
LANSING | A 26-year-old Lansing man died shortly after midnight today after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
HAMMOND | Thomas Philpot again was denied a request Thursday to be released on bond pending the appeal of his sentence in a public corruption case.
CROWN POINT | Former Hobart police official Leo Finnerty will be the next chief deputy of the Lake County coroner's office.
GARY | Three men were shot to death and a fourth person was injured early Sunday in Gary's Aetna neighborhood, police said.
MUNSTER | The Lake County coroner's office is asking for help identifying the man who was found dead Sunday in Munster.
CROWN POINT | Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Schneider woman at this time, according to a news release issued Thursday by the office of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.
CROWN POINT | Seven of 11 bodies have been identified since September with the public's help, according to an announcement Wednesday by Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.
HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a new trial for former Lake County official Thomas Philpot while agreeing to dismiss two of the five counts against him.
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.
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