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Mary Austgen

More witnesses testify in Austgen homicide case

CROWN POINT | Video surveillance footage from Majestic Star Casino, an audiotape of a jailhouse phone call and the testimony of investigators played key roles in another hearing Wednesday to determine if the Alsip man charged with killing Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.

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Witnesses testify they picked up Alsip man at Majestic Star

CROWN POINT | Two East Chicago residents testified Thursday about giving Ralph Martinez a ride from Majestic Star Casino on March 28, 2013, during a third hearing to determine if the Alsip man charged with murder in the slaying of Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.

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Suspect in Austgen murder seeking bail

CROWN POINT | The Alsip man charged with murder in the slaying of Griffith business owner Mary Austgen appeared in court Tuesday to determine if he will be granted bail.

March 25, 2014 5:13 pm Related

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Public defender reappointed in Austgen murder case

CROWN POINT | An Alsip man charged in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, told the court Wednesday he has been unable to hire a private attorney.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am
Alsip man accused in Austgen slaying gets public defender

Alsip man accused in Austgen slaying gets public defender

CROWN POINT | An Alsip man charged in the death of 76-year-old Mary Austgen appeared Friday without legal counsel before Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell.

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Alsip man arraigned in slaying of businesswoman

Alsip man arraigned in slaying of businesswoman

GRIFFITH | An Alsip man charged with the murder of 76-year-old St. John resident Mary Austgen was arraigned Friday morning.

April 26, 2013 10:30 am Photos

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Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance talks Thursday about the charges against Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, in the killing of Mary Austgen.

April 25, 2013 5:54 pm
Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Jeff Austgen talks Thursday at the Griffith Town Hall about the arrest of Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, who has been charged with murder in the death of Austgen's mother, Mary Austgen. Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance, left, also is on hand for the news conference.

April 25, 2013 5:50 pm
Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Media crews fill Griffith Town Hall for a news conference announcing charges against Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, in the kidnapping and death of 76-year-old Mary Austgen. Her body was body was found March 29 at the Majestic Star Casino.

April 25, 2013 5:52 pm
Charges filed in Austgen case

Charges filed in Austgen case

Griffith Police announced Thursday that charges have been filed in the murder of Mary Austgen.

April 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Griffith police to hold press conference on status of murder investigation

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Police Department has announced a press conference for 3 p.m. today to announce updates in their multi-agency investigation into the murder of 76-year-old Mary Austgen.

April 25, 2013 12:30 pm
Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Alsip man charged with murder of Mary Austgen, 76

Police searched this Alsip home Wednesday in the kidnapping and slaying of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John.

April 25, 2013 11:50 am
Monday's news conference: Police, Austgen family seek information

Monday's news conference: Police, Austgen family seek information

Griffith police and the family of Mary Austgen spoke with the media on Monday, April 22, asking for information regarding her murder.

April 22, 2013 7:06 pm
Reward grows to $10,000 in Austgen slaying

Reward grows to $10,000 in Austgen slaying

GRIFFITH | The son of a homicide victim made an emotional plea Monday for the public to provide more information about the kidnapping and slaying of his mother.

April 22, 2013 2:17 pm Photos

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Second suspect in Austgen death investigation possible

Second suspect in Austgen death investigation possible

GRIFFITH | New details emerged Monday in the investigation into the homicide of 76-year-old Mary C. Austgen, including the possibility of a second suspect.

April 08, 2013 11:20 pm Photos

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Police uncover new clues in Austgen slaying

Police uncover new clues in Austgen slaying

GARY | Police have new clues in the investigation of the killing of Mary C. Austgen, 76, of St. John, who was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her vehicle parked in the Majestic Star Casino garage March 29.

April 05, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Cops: Griffith business, owned by woman found dead at casino, a crime scene

Cops: Griffith business, owned by woman found dead at casino, a crime scene

GARY | Police early Friday afternoon said they are treating the Griffith company owned by a St. John woman found shot to death in a Majestic Star Casino garage as a crime scene.

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