Gary residents are relieved a suspected killer is off the streets and in police custody as more is learned about the victims.
19-year-old Afrikka Hardy was 4 months pregnant, according to her mother, Lori Townsend. But the coroner tells WGN that is not true. Hardy was found strangled in a Hammond motel. Her family lives in the Denver area.
35-year-old Anith Jones of Merrillville, Ind. was reported missing earlier this month. Her body was found in the 400 block of E. 43rd Avenue in Gary. No word on the cause of death.
At least two victims remain unidentified.
One of those victims was found in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street in Gary. She was wearing jeans and white Nike shoes. Police found another Gary victim in an abandoned house in the 1800 block of E.19th Avenue. She was wearing a green sweatshirt and jeans, according to reports from the Lake County Coroner.
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