Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
GARY — An East Chicago man missing since April 9 has been identified as one of two
victims found buried in manure on a horse farm here on Easter.
Victor Flores, 35, of the 600 block of 143rd Avenue, had been shot in the head before he was wrapped up and hidden in the manure, Lake County Coroner’s Chief Investigator P.J. Adams said.
The other man remains unidentified.
Adams said a forensic dental expert identified Flores.
His family reported he disappeared after taking his girlfriend to work.
On April 25, horse owners visiting their farm saw body parts sticking out from the manure and called police.
East Chicago police declined to comment on any link between Flores’ disappearance and his death.
Gary Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes is investigating the double homicide. Police believe the pair were killed somewhere other than the farm, but have not located that scene yet.
Anyone with information can call Barnes at 881-7434.