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Police ID body found  in ditch

Updated: May 5, 2013 3:10PM



A man found dead on the west bank of Hart Ditch in Munster on Sunday morning has been identified as Fabian Castaneda, according to the Lake County Coroner’s office.

Castaneda’s body was found amid the brambles of the ditch in the 8500 block of Hawthorne Drive around 10 a.m. It appeared that he fell about 12 feet, police said.

The coroner’s office said Wednesday that Castaneda’s family identified him and had been searching for him for some time. No more information on Castaneda was available Wednesday evening.

The coroner had issued a news release Tuesday, seeking the public’s help in identifying the man, whom police said had been dead at least 24 hours when the body was found.



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