The bodies of a man and another unidentified person were discovered Sunday morning in a manure pile at a Gary horse farm.
A man boarding his horse at the stable spotted what he thought was a dead body and called police around 10:30 a.m., said Gary Police Cpl. Mike Barnes said.
A body was partially wrapped in plastic, and an officer spotted a foot protruding from a plastic bag in another part of the mound, which turned out to be the second body. The bodies were bloated but investigators were not sure how the people had been dead. The Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed that one body was a man but the sex of the other was unknown.
Further identification and causes of death are pending the results of an autopsy.
The farm, located in a wooded area at the dead end of Mississippi Street, just south of 22nd Avenue, boards around 15 to 20 horses.
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier
About a half mile from my farm, towards town, there is some state land. One day I'm driving past and a guy is sitting on the guard rail near it. I come back an hour later and he's still there. My neighbor thought it was strange and called the police. I thought that was a little over-reacting, but...whatever. Turns out the guy had dumped a body back there and was waiting for his wife to pick him up. The body was his girl friend's. Thanks to the phone call they were able to identify the guy and he got convicted. So much for over-reacting..They found the body, but I'm not going trail riding back there any time soon...
Is that unusual for Gary? Isn't that where the neighbors of a guy downtown kept complaining about the smell from his house and the disappearance of young women? And finally the guy was arrested and bodies found in his house and basement? Serial killer of women.
You can find bodies in the woods in the country, and behind restaurants in the cities. But that would be a bit too close to home if I were boarding at that barn.
Wonder why they didn't lime the bodies? And I guess they did cover them but the rains washed the manure off of them? Or rigor mortis caused the legs to stiffen and pop out of the manure pile.