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Coroner searches for family of deceased Hammond man

Coroner searches for family of deceased Hammond man

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A Lake County coroner’s van in this file photo.

HAMMOND — The Lake County coroner’s office is asking the public’s help in finding the family of a deceased Hammond resident.

Terrance Killian Mehler, 72, was described as a Caucasian man who lived at 1113 Roosevelt St. in Hammond, according to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

Mehler was declared dead at 5 p.m. April 2 at his residence, with Hammond police and Lake County coroner’s staff responding. His manner of death was determined to be natural causes.

Anyone who is related to Mehler or has knowledge of his family is asked to call the Lake County Coroner’s office at 219-755-3265.


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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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