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$10K reward offered in casino murder case

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of a 76-year-old Griffith, Indiana woman.

Mary C. Austgen was attacked, and then kidnapped at gunpoint from her family business at 801 E. Main St. in Griffith, Indiana on March 28. Further evidence revealed that two rings Austgen was wearing were likely taken during the abduction.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for this crime. Another $5,000 was donated by private individuals to raise the total amount of reward to $10,000.00.

Austgen was found on March 29 in her white 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the parking lot of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana. She was fatally shot in the abdomen.

Police are also trying to identify a person of interest driving a black four-door vehicle that picked the suspect up at the valet area of the casino at approximately 6:45 p.m. on March 28.

Anybody who has any information can contact the Griffith Police Department at 219-924-3141 or the Griffith Police Department anonymous tip line at 219-922-3085 or can e-mail the Griffith Police Department at griffithpolice@griffith.in.gov.

Individuals can also contact Detective Lorenzo Davis of the Gary Police Homicide Division at 219-881-4738 or the Gary Police anonymous tip line at 866-274-6347.

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