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Hobart police looking for owner of truck spotted near scene of attorney’s killing
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Hobart police looking for owner of truck spotted near scene of attorney’s killing

HOBART — The Hobart Police Department released surveillance images of an older-model white pickup they say was seen near the home of prominent Region attorney William “Bill” Enslen around the time he was killed earlier this year.

Law enforcement is asking anyone who recognizes the truck or knows the owner of the truck to contact Hobart police Detective Zachary Crawford at 219-942-4774 or, or Lt. Nicholas Wardrip at 219-942-4485 or Capt. James Gonzales said investigators want to “speak to the truck’s owner” about Enslen’s death June 24.

Ride along with Officer Jimmy Weller as he patrols the region's border of Lake Michigan as part of the Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit. Video by Connor Burge. 

Surveillance video from the area shows the pickup in the 3600 block of West 61st Avenue at the time Enslen returned home from work, about 3:15 p.m. The pickup then leaves the area eight minutes later, police said.

Investigators believe the pickup is a GMC or Chevrolet from model year 1989 to 1998, although they suspect it is a 1993 to 1995 model, calling the truck “unique.”

A relative found Enslen in his home before alerting law enforcement about 3:30 p.m. June 24. Enslen suffered injuries to his body, Gonzales said, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Lake County coroner’s investigators. Gonzales said Enslen’s home appeared to have been ransacked.


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Andy is a staff writer with The Times covering public safety and breaking news. Contact him at or 219-933-3250.

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