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Two Bodies Found in Manure Pile at Boarding Stable

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  • Two Bodies Found in Manure Pile at Boarding Stable

    Looks like the Chicago Mafia is finding new places to hide the bodies.


    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.
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  • #2
    OMG! And I though that the episode of Criminal Minds with the bodies on the pig farm was creepy!

    When we drove from MI to WI I told my husband not to stop in Gary!
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    • #3
      THAT would seriously creep me out if I boarded there.
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      • #4
        I was just about to post this! I have been in some strange boarding barns but nothing like this! I hope the man who found the bodies moved his horses that day! Creepy!!


        • #5
          There was a Bones episode, where the guy was in a much pile- same idea. Not dead long, but really well composted.

          Sounds like there is more going on in Chi-town since the time, many years back, when the Mars heiress bought it. Yuck!
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          • #6
            I drive through Gary quite a bit and I'm always disconcerted for some reason. I've seen the cops or ME or whomever haul bodies up the banks of the ditches. Thankfully I'm just passing through.
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            • #7
              How stupid. Putting the bodies in plastic bags? Wouldn't you think your ultimate goal would be to compost them?


              • #8
                Doent bagging the bodies defeat the point of putting them in the MP?? The wouldn't break down as well.

                Yes, I would be moving my horses ASAP

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                  How stupid. Putting the bodies in plastic bags? Wouldn't you think your ultimate goal would be to compost them?
                  My first thought exactly! A nice steamy manure pile could make pegging the TOD fairly challenging too. Creepy!
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                  • #10
                    Whoever the criminal who did this was not really thinking. Plastic was what ruined their whole scheme. And obviously they did not bury them very well.


                    • #11
                      Not only is that freaky, but it's really, really gross too.


                      • #12
                        Cat of the Century....


                        • #13
                          I love the way everyone is being so pragmatic here. Eg. Move your horses, stupid to bag the bodies when they need to be composted LOL. Only horsepeople .
                          Last edited by Zarafia; Apr. 25, 2011, 11:03 AM.
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                          • Original Poster

                            Notice the farm is on a "dead end" road.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                              Notice the farm is on a "dead end" road.
                              Ba-dump bump!

                              I guess we are a wierd bunch because the first thing that popped into my mind was why'd they use plastic bags?
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                                • #17
                                  here I go thinking again. Wouldn't you notice if your poo pile had been messed with? To bury two bodies, you have to move a lot of poo on top of them to cover them up.....not that I would know this.
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                                  • #18
                                    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...


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                                      How stupid. Putting the bodies in plastic bags? Wouldn't you think your ultimate goal would be to compost them?
                                      That's exactly what I thought! Stupid murderers, huh? I put a groundhog in our pile once and I couldn't find it 2 weeks later.

                                      And who has horses is GARY???

                                      But seriously...this is creepy.


                                      • #20
                                        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.