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RURAL RAMPAGE: Dbl Homicide in Lowell

20 Oct

by Ken Davidson


double homicide in Lowell

197th Place in Lowell Indiana was reportedly the scene of a double homicide.

Its the kind of place that people move to escape the crime of north Lake County.  In fact, the resident of the quiet 197th Avenue home was a popular Morton High School teacher.  Property records show that the home was owned by Clifford and Joyce Snow.  

The peace and tranqulity of the rural neighborhood was shattered on Friday by the sound of “Eagle 1”, the Lake County Police Helicopter, and police dogs scouring the area. After performing a welfare check at the middle class home on 197th, Police discovered two decomposed bodies that they believe were the victims of foul play. Police have not yet confirmed the names of the victims, stating they are awaiting positive identification through dental and DNA records.  The Gazette is working on a related story and will have an update shortly.

The full statement from the Lake County Sheriff is:

On October 18, 2013 at approximately 16:24 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Department received a request for a welfare check on the residents of a home in the 14500 block of West 197th Avenue in unincorporated Lowell, Indiana. Upon arrival at the residence, officers found the decomposed bodies of two individuals within the residence. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation and CSI units are working with the Lake County Coroner’s Office to identify the individuals through dental records and DNA. Sheriff John Buncich stated,

We’re looking for a person of interest.” The case remains under investigation at this time.


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