Lake County, IN – Teacher Found Deceased at Charter School: Police Investigate Unexplained Death


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East Chicago, IN – A teacher at East Chicago Light House Charter School was found dead unexpectedly on the second-floor stairwell early Friday morning.

According to the East Chicago Police Department, 47-year-old Craig Jones of Gary, Indiana, was identified as the deceased. Authorities were alerted to the situation at approximately 6:41 a.m., after school maintenance staff made the unsettling discovery.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that Jones had informed his family of his intention to work late on Thursday night and had arranged for transportation home around 10:30 p.m. When he failed to emerge from the school and ceased communication, the concerned family member departed, leading to the tragic discovery the next day.

The Lake County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force has taken charge of the investigation. As of now, they have not determined any signs of foul play. The case remains open as they continue to piece together the events that led to Jones’ untimely death. The school community has been left in shock by the loss of a dedicated educator, with students and staff awaiting answers. The Task Force has assured that further information will be released as the investigation progresses.


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