Indiana Basement Discovery: Odor Leads to  Decomposing Body, Two Charged


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East Chicago, IN – A decomposing body was found in a basement in East Chicago, Indiana, sparking a police investigation. 

The discovery was made Tuesday morning by East Chicago police and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department while they were searching for a wanted suspect in the 4000 block of Deal Street. Officers, alerted by a foul odor, located the body under a pile of clothes in the basement. 

Two individuals have been taken into custody as persons of interest. The identity and cause of death of the deceased have not been released at this time. 

The investigation into this unsettling find is ongoing.


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