Police investigate homicide in Hammond

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HAMMOND, Ind. -- Police are investigating a homicide at a home on a street in Hammond, Ind.

Neighbors said a Lake County coroner's vehicle appeared between 7:30 and 8 a.m. in the 7500 block of Alexander Avenue.

Lucia Gonzalez, 25, was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of the home.

They said Gonzalez lived in the home with her boyfriend and kids. Friends said the children were safe and are with loved ones.

Police have not released any other details about the killing, but several distraught people were seen comforting each other outside the home Tuesday morning.

Officers were also on the scene gathering evidence.

Neighbors described the family living in the home as friendly.

Police said the public is not in any danger.

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