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Woman found dead in Gary identified

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Piera Griffith

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Updated: September 15, 2014 5:21PM



GARY — A woman found shot to death Saturday has been identified, the Lake County coroner said.

Piera Griffith, 34, who had addresses in Chesterton and Glen Park, died from blunt force trauma, the coroner’s news release states.

Lt. Thomas Pawlak found the woman lying on the ground near 39th Avenue and Massachusetts Street about 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Police noted a blood trail from a nearby wooded area.

Detective Alex Jones is investigating the homicide. Anyone with information can call him at (219) 881-7477.



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