CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – A shocking twist in a years-old investigation as Indiana murder suspect, John Hallett, is apprehended in Massachusetts. Detective Lieutenant Anna Painter’s relentless pursuit bore fruit with Hallett’s arrest, following his connection to a 2017 Michigan City homicide.
Hallett’s alleged victim, 64-year-old Paul Gonzales, was found mutilated in a Michigan City residence on West 9th Street. Painter’s meticulous approach involved search warrants, K9 assistance, and forensic scrutiny supported by the Indiana State Police Laboratory and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Piecing together evidence, Detective Painter identified Hallett as the prime suspect. Judge Jaime Oss found probable cause to charge him with Murder and Abuse of Corpse. Chief Steven Forker praised the collaboration of law enforcement agencies including the United States Marshals Service and Cambridge Police Department in Hallett’s Massachusetts arrest.
Hallett was taken into custody Thursday and is now awaiting extradition. Public cooperation remains vital, with tips welcomed through various platforms including Facebook Messenger and the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.