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Coroner Identifies Gary Homicide Victim as Missing Chicago Bartender

21 Nov

by Ken Davidson

Just one day after asking for help from the public in identifying a Gary Homicide victim, the office of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has issued a statement that the victim has been identified as Emmanuel Dominguez of Chicago.  The coroner further stated that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.  This incident occurred on November 4, 2013 in the 2700 block of Maryland Street in Gary, Indiana.

This appears to be the same Emmanuel Dominguez who was reported missing on Halloween in Chicago.  CBS Chicago reported at that time that “Family members have mounted missing person flyers around that warehouse district where he was last seen.”  Dominguez’ car was discovered days after halloween according to published reports.  He was last seen with his girlfriend who was questioned by police.

Emmanuel Dominguez

The body of Emmanuel Dominguez of Summit, IL was identified by Lake County, IN Coroner Merrilee Frey today.

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Halloween Safety Tips

24 Oct

indianaflagThe Indiana State Police would like to remind parents of a few safety tips to observe during the Halloween holiday. Parents and children will be out in full force next week trick-or-treating and the Indiana State Police would like to remind parents that observing just a few rules will help can make the evening both fun and safe.
Costume Tips-
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Trick or Treating-
•Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.
•Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
•Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.
•Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.
•Follow your communities trick-or-treating hours.

Treats-
•Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.
•Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.
•Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits
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Additionally, many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents’ view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick-or-treat by going from room to room virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark.