Police find unidentified man dead, partially burned in Gary


GARY, Ind. (SCS) – An investigation is ongoing after a man was found dead and partially burned in Gary on Wednesday morning.

Gary Police said at approximately 8:27 a.m., officers responded to a call from a deceased person in the 4800 block of West 21st Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with two people who saw what was believed to be a lifeless man in a grassy area.

Doctors later confirmed that a man was found in the area with no signs of life – face down and partially burned. Lake County Coroner’s officers pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The victim is listed as John Doe because no identification was found.

The Metro Homicide Unit is investigating. Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the man is asked to contact the Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855, or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.


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