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Body found in Miller lagoon identified as Gary man

Updated: November 2, 2011 2:56AM



GARY--Alonzo Boyd called his friend Monday and named the people he was with, in case something happened to him.

She didn’t hear from him after that.

Boyd, 25, of 723 N. Henry St., was found dead Wednesday morning when Miller residents reported his body floating in the Marquette Lagoon about 10:15 a.m.

An autopsy completed Thursday shows Boyd suffered some trauma, but investigators say a determination has not been made about the cause and manner of his death.

“He knew somebody was after him,” his friend Mentoria Blackwell said Thursday.

She and Boyd operated “Mindy’s and Alonzo’s Gold Grills,” selling molded gold teeth to customers.

“People would come to the house. He would make the molds and I would write out the receipts. We had fun together,” she said.

Friends said Boyd was last seen sometime late Sunday or early Monday.

Blackwell said she received her last call from him about 1:15 a.m.

“I didn’t hear from him anymore. I kept texting him,” she said.

Detective Michael Barnes is investigating Boyd’s death, which has not yet been classified as a homicide. Anyone with information can call him at 881-7434.

Reach Lori Caldwell at 648-3258



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