Body found in abandoned Gary school identified as Chicago teen

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GARY, Ind. -- The body of a woman found dead inside an abandoned building in Gary has been identified.

The Lake County Coroner's office identfied her as 17-year-old Connita Richardson from Hyde Park.

Richardson's body was found Tuesday night in the old Emerson High School building in the 700 block of East Seventh Avenue.

An autopsy found she had been strangled.


No arrests have been made.

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  • Realist

    From the description of what she was wearing and her tattoo’s would guess she was not passing as a teen…….silly kids, when will they learn…..they want to grow up and be something they are not way to fast…..what a shame.

  • Kamelia

    That was my cousin she wasn’t growing fast honey she was a good kid.. if you can read she left out the house with a cousin dummy