Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram Jr. said police got a call Monday afternoon about an abandoned car on a gravel road behind New Nazareth Baptist Church, 1626 E. 21st Ave. in Gary.
Officers opened the trunk and discovered the decomposed body of a woman, according to police.
The woman was identified as DeCarol Deloney-Cain, 54, of Crown Point, Ind., according to a statement from the Lake County, Ind. coroner’s office.
Deloney-Cain suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head, according to the coroner’s office.
Det. Richard McClelland is the lead detective on the case. Anyone with information should contact him at (219) 881-1214 or James Tomko of the Lake County CSI at (219) 755-3340.
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