October 18, 2014-The office of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has released a report regarding Hammond’s homicide which is believed to be linked to the four bodies found overnight in Gary. Hammond Police were called called to the Motel 6, 3840 179th Street, at approximately 9:00 pm.
According to the report from the Coroner, investigators were called to the scene at 9:55 p.m. Upon arrival, investigators pronounced 19 year old Afrika Hardy dead at the scene. The time of death was 11:00 p.m. according to the report. The cause of death was strangulation. The case is being investigated as a homicide.